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Michael Leitch
Position
Number 8
Height
189cm
Weight
105kg
Age
32
Michael Leitch possesses all the required skills of a modern openside flanker. His ability to force turnovers proved invaluable for Japan during their recent 2011 Pacific Nations Cup triumph. His debut came in 2008 against the USA.
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RPI Score
77
RPI Score
+2.43%

Number 8 rankings

  • World
    #16 / 143
    +6 World
  • International
    #7 / 36
    +1 International
  • Rugby World Cup
    #7 / 36
    +1 Rugby World Cup

Statistics

  • Attack
  • Minutes
  • Defence
  • Discipline
  • Average Gain

    2.2m
    Carries
    34
    Metres
    75
  • Minutes Played %

    Minutes
    0
    Games
    5
    Total
    0
  • Tackles Won %

    Attempts
    41
    Successful
    37
    Misses
    4
  • Penalties Conceded

    3
    Total
    3
    Attack
    0
    Defence
    3
  • Attack

    Points
    0
    Tries
    0
    Metres
    75
    Runs
    34
    Defenders Beaten
    5
    Clean Breaks
    3
    Passes
    13
    Try Assists
    6
  • Kicking

    Kicks
    0
    Conversion Goals
    0
    Penalty Goals
    0
  • Defence

    Tackles
    37
    Tackles Missed
    4
    Turnovers Won
    6
    Turnovers Conceded
    4
  • Discipline

    Penalties Conceded
    3
    Yellow Cards
    0
    Red Cards
    0

News

The Brave Blossoms are ready to spring a surprise in selection.

Online Editors
Online Editors
25 Sep, 3:39

Unlike the other teams in the Pacific Nations Cup, Jamie Joseph has resisted the urge to make mass changes to his side for the sec…

Online Editors
Online Editors
01 Aug, 1:06

It's been over seven months since Michael Leitch last played a match of rugby. On Saturday, he'll finally suit up after spending t…

Online Editors
Online Editors
26 Jul, 0:37

Former All Blacks star Ben Smith and Wallabies captain Michael Hooper will make their long-awaited Top League debuts for their res…

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Sam Smith
18 Feb, 18:12
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