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Michael Leitch
Position
Blindside Flanker
Height
189cm
Weight
105kg
Age
30
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.

Rankings

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RPI Score
65
RPI Score
+5.65%

Blindside Flanker rankings

  • World
    #72 / 185
    +29 World
  • International
    #25 / 47
    +10 International
  • Super Rugby
    #15 / 40
    +7 Super Rugby

Statistics

  • Attack
  • General
  • Defence
  • Discipline
  • Average Gain

    10.5m
    Carries
    8
    Metres
    84
  • Minutes Played %

    Minutes
    320
    Games
    4
    Total
    320
  • Tackles Won %

    Attempts
    47
    Tackles
    43
    Missed
    4
  • Penalties Conceded

    Total
    4
    Attack
    1
    Defence
    3
  • Attack

    Points
    0
    Tries
    0
    Metres
    84
    Carries
    8
    Defenders Beaten
    9
    Clean Breaks
    3
    Passes
    17
    Offloads
    2
    Try Assists
    2
  • General

    Kick Oppn Collection
    1
    Kicks from Hand
    1
    Free Kick Conceded At Lineout
    1
    Penalty Conceded Killing Ruck
    1
    Penalty Conceded Own Half
    3
    Kick In Field
    1
    Lineout Won Opp Throw
    1
    Turnover Own Half
    2
    Dropped Catch
    2
    Collection Loose Ball
    6
    Total Free Kicks Conceded
    1
    Kick in play
    1
    Pen Defs
    4
    Lineouts Steal
    1
    Penalty Conceded Foul Play
    1
    Collection Failed
    2
    Handling Error
    3
    Carries Support
    3
    Penalty Conceded Lineout Offence
    2
    Catch From Kick
    2
    Collection From Kick
    2
    Penalty Conceded Line Out Offence
    2
    Collection Success
    8
    Kick From Hand Metres
    46
    Turnover Bad Pass
    1
    Turnover Lost In Ruck Or Maul
    1
    Kick Possession Lost
    1
    Carries Not Made Gain Line
    14
    Penalty Conceded Opp Half
    1
    Lineouts Won
    10
    Turnover Opp Half
    2
    Turnover Knock On
    2
    Kick Metres
    46
    Bad Passes
    1
    Gain Line
    8
    Runs
    25
  • Defence

    Tackles
    43
    Missed Tackles
    4
    Turnovers Won
    0
    Turnovers Conceded
    4
  • Discipline

    Penalties Conceded
    4
    Yellow Cards
    0
    Red Cards
    0

News

An excellent second half helped Japan beat Italy in Oita, the Brave Blossoms taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

Michael Leitch Profile - Japan International | RugbyPass