Lelia Masaga

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Lelia Masaga
Birth nameLelia Tony Corona Masaga
Date of birth (1986-08-30) 30 August 1986 (age 32)
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight94 kg (207 lb)
SchoolJames Cook High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
All Black No. 1092
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Glasgow Hawks
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Honda Heat
Glasgow Warriors
11 (10)
Correct as of 15 January 2017
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Counties Manukau
Bay of Plenty
Correct as of 2 August 2013
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–13, 17 Chiefs 91 (190) 38t
Correct as of 7 March 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 New Zealand 1 (0)
Correct as of 5 November 2012

Lelia Masaga (born 30 August 1986) is a New Zealand international rugby union player. He plays for Glasgow Warriors. Masaga plays on Wing.

Rugby Union career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Masaga was drafted to Marr in the Scottish Premiership for the 2017-18 season.[1]

Masaga has been drafted to Glasgow Hawks in the Scottish Premiership for the 2018-19 season.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Masaga played for the Chiefs in New Zealand.

After the 2013 Super Rugby season, he moved to play rugby in Japan.[3]

On the 12th of May 2017 Glasgow Warriors confirmed a 2-year signing of Masaga beginning for the 2017-18 season.

Masaga played his first match for the Warriors on 25 August 2017 coming on as a substitute against Dragons in a 40-23 away win.[4]

International career[edit]

Masaga was selected for the New Zealand U21 side for the 2006 Under 21 Rugby World Cup in France. Masaga was the top try scorer in the tournament with 7 tries.

The NZRU's controversial decision to 'recondition' established All Black test players including Chiefs anchors Sitiveni Sivivatu and Mils Muliaina allowed Masaga to cement his position in the side. Despite early losses in the 2007 season, coaches Ian Foster and Warren Gatland showed patience and trust in the young winger who has performed remarkably well, co-leading the tournament as top try scorer with 8 tries going into the last round. He was included in the All Blacks squad for the 2009 Iveco Series to cover for injuries when he earned his first test cap against Italy on 27 June 2009.[citation needed]


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