Leo Auva'a

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Leo Auva'a
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Full name Leo Auv'a
Date of birth (1984-08-16) 16 August 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Wainuiomata, New Zealand
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 127 kg (20 st 0 lb)
School St. Patrick's College, Silverstream
University Victoria University of Wellington
Occupation(s) Rugby Player
Rugby union career
Current status
Current team Old Belvedere RFC
Playing career
Position No.8
Youth clubs
Years Club / team    
  Hutt Old Boys-Marist
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Old Belvedere RFC
Benetton Treviso


Correct as of 4 February 2014

Leo Auva'a (born 16 August 1984) is a rugby player from New Zealand who currently plays for Benetton Treviso. After failing to break into the Senior Wellington NPC side, Leo Auva'a left for Ireland after receiving an offer to join AIL side, Old Belvedere RFC.[1]

Leo Auva'a, who won the 2010/2011 'AIL league' with Old Belvedere, featured in 3 of Leinster 'A' games during the 2010/2011 season as an unsigned player. Auva'a was subsequently signed by Leinster in the summer of 2011 as cover for the players departing for the Rugby World Cup. He has since made numerous appearances in the No.8 jersey in the absence of Irish International Jamie Heaslip. To date, Auva'a has played and scored for the senior side and has also appeared for the Leinster 'A' side, including playing in the British and Irish Cup and in friendlies.[2][3]

Due to the residency rules set out by the IRB, Leo Auva'a is qualified to play for Ireland.


  1. ^ Going out?. "Schmidt salutes Auva'a progression - Rugby, Sport". Herald.ie. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  2. ^ Leo Auva'a. "Leinster Rugby: Profiles : Leinster Squad". Leinsterrugby.ie. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  3. ^ Leo Auva'a. "ERC : Statistics: Player Archive". Ercrugby.com. Retrieved 2012-06-16.