Kele Leawere

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Kele Leawere
Kele Leawere 2007.jpg
South Africa vs Fiji during 2007 Rugby World Cup
Birth nameSenikavika Kelemete Leawere
Date of birth (1974-04-27) 27 April 1974 (age 45)
Place of birthLevuka, Fiji
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight120 kg (18 st 13 lb; 265 lb)
Notable relative(s)Sekove Leawere (brother)
Isaia Walker-Leawere (son)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996 - 1997
1997 - 1997


1999 - 2002
2005 -
East Coast
Fiji Warriors
Poverty Bay
East Coast
Hino Motors
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001 - 2003
2002 - 2008
NZ Divisional XV
Pacific Islanders



Senikavika Kelemete Leawere (born 27 April 1974) is a Fijian rugby union player. He plays as a lock.


He is the elder brother of former Fiji sevens rep, Mika Leawere and Sekove Leawere. He departed for New Zealand in 1996 and has made an excellent name for himself in NPC Division Two with East Coast, making 56 appearances and playing for the NZ Divisional XV against Italy and Ireland. He also played for the Fiji Warriors against the ACT Brumbies in 1997. He played for Nadroga and also represented the Coastal Stallions in the Colonial Cup.

In October 2002, Leawere flew to Fiji to attend the national trials and won selection for the tour to Britain and Ireland, making his Test debut as a replacement against Scotland. He scored his first test try in June 2004 when he twisted and turned his way through the Samoan defense in Suva. He was a member of the Fiji team at the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

In May 2007, he was chosen to be part of Fiji team for the 2007 Pacific Nations Cup and later on co-captained the Fiji team at the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

In August 2014, he joined the National Federation Party to contest in the upcoming elections.

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