D’Angelo Leuila is one of the most destructive midfielders in the competition that has the unique ability to play in almost every position in the backline. Leuila found his first opportunity on the professional scene with Auckland NPC in 2019, but it was his tenure with Waikato in 2021 that saw his emergence. The Papatoetoe High School Old Boy’s physicality and control has been a valuable asset for Moana Pasifika, having covered fly-half, second-five, and fullback during his time with the team. From the villages of Gataivai and Fagali’i in Samoa, Leuila has worn the blue of the Manu 21 times, one of the Moana Pasifika’s most experienced internationals. At just 26 years old, Leuila enters the prime of his career with a wealth of international experience.
Nick Name: Dee
Junior Rugby Clubs: University Rugby Football club
Senior Rugby Clubs: Papatoetoe / Fraser Tech
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