Daniel Leo

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Daniel Leo
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Full name Daniel Leo
Date of birth (1982-10-02) 2 October 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Palmerston North, New Zealand
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 112 kg (17 st 9 lb)
School Auckland Grammar School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2010 London Wasps 87 (35)
2010–2012 Bordeaux Bègles 43 (5)
2012–2014 USA Perpignan 51 (5)
2014–2015 London Irish 18 (5)
2015–2016 London Welsh 7 (0)
Correct as of 26 November 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2015 Samoa 39 (0)
2006 Pacific Islanders 3 (5)
Correct as of 26 November 2014

Daniel Leo (born 2 October 1982[1]) is a Samoan rugby union player.

Early life[edit]

Leo, who was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand but moved to Australia when he was 18, played for Sunnybank in the Queensland Competition, as well as the Queensland Reds.

Club career[edit]

Leo can play in the second row or as a back row forward.[2] He previously played for Bordeaux Begles and USA Perpignan in the Top 14, and Aviva Premiership teams London Wasps where he was a replacement as Wasps won the 2007 Heineken Cup Final.[3] and for London Irish. On 21 May 2015, Leo signed for London Welsh for the 2015-16 RFU Championship season and then for London Cornish for 2016-17 as Player/Coach in London 2 South-West.[4]

International career[edit]

He made his international debut for Samoa at the Telstra Stadium in Sydney against Australia in June 2005.[5] He was included in the Pacific Islanders squad that toured Europe in late 2006. He was also selected in the Samoa squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup and the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He went on to represent Samoa 39 times, and retired from international rugby on 28 May 2015, just 4 months before the 2015 Rugby World Cup.[6]


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