|Full name||Francis Poipoi Leota|
|Position||Wing, Prop, Second-row|
Leota was an Otahuhu Leopards junior, in the Auckland Rugby League competition. He originally played on the wing until he moved into the second row in 1987. He was an Auckland representative and played in three Test matches for the New Zealand Kiwis between 1989 and 1990. He was a New Zealand Residents representative in 1990 and 1992.
In 1993 Leota won the Rothville Trophy for Otahuhu, which is awarded to the ARL's player of the year. Also in 1993 Leota played for Auckland and represented an Otago Invitational XIII that played the New Zealand Māori side.
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