John Leslie (rugby union)
|Date of birth||25 November 1970|
|Place of birth||Lower Hutt, New Zealand|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||206 lb (93 kg; 14.7 st)|
|Rugby union career|
John Andrew Leslie (born 25 November 1970 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand) is a former rugby union footballer who played at centre for Scotland. He is the elder son of Andy Leslie the great All Blacks captain and the brother of Martin Leslie who also played for Scotland. He was educated at St Patrick's College, Silverstream, and completed a BPhEd at the University of Otago in 1994.
Leslie qualified for Scotland through a paternal grandfather and initially joined Glasgow Caledonians, making his international debut along with his brother against South Africa in November 1998. Shortly after his debut, he joined the Fukuoka Sanix Bombs club in Japan.
The Leslie brothers joined a line of New Zealanders to play for Scotland, dubbed the Kilted Kiwis, they include: Brendan Laney, Glenn Metcalfe, Gordon Simpson and Sean Lineen - the original Kilted Kiwi.
In September 2000, Leslie joined Northampton Saints.
After the 2002 Six Nations championship Leslie retired from international rugby.
In October 2004 Leslie retired, playing his last match for Otago.
Since 2006 to present Leslie now runs the LeslieRugby Business. A rugby product business based in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Leslie also runs one-day training programmes of rugby skill coaching and drill training for children and coaches across New Zealand.
- John Leslie player profiles Scrum.com