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Welcome to the official rugby CV of Jesse Leota. Born in Auckland, New Zealand Leota was a stand-out rugby player from a young age. In 2004, while attending high school in Sydney, Austrlalia Leota was selected to represent the Australian A School Boys and travelled with the Australian Schoolboys on their tour of New Zealand. That same year Leota played for Parramatta Two Blues 1st Grade in the NSW Shute Shield competition.
Leota was then selected in the NSW Waratahs Accademy in 2005 and represented the NSW Waratahs U19s. The skilful winger got called up to represent the Australian U19s that same year.
In 2006, at the ripe age of 20, Leota made the move to Capetown when he signed with Vodacom Cup Cheetahs. Leota spent the season with the Cheetahs training squad and played with Western Province 1st Division Rugby Club SKW while in Capetown. He was also selected the Western Province Vodacom Cup U21s squad.
After one season in South Africa, Leota moved back to Sydney and joined Eastwood 1st Grade in the Shute Shield competition, making his presence felt again in Australian rugby by winning the Eastwood Shute Shield Rookie of the Year award. After a stellar Shute Shield campaign Leota joined the Western Sydney Rams training squad before signing with Perth Spirit in the Australian National Rugby Championship.
Leota returned to Sydney after the NRC and played another season with Eastwood competing in both Tooheys New Cup and the Shute Shield 1st Grade.
In 2010 Leota made his return to the Shute Shield competition playing with Parramatta Two Blue and stamped his mark as the Shute Shields Top Try Scorer for that season. Leota again caught the eye of the Waratahs and joined the NSW Waratahs training squad.
2012 was a pivotal year for the Auckland born agile winger, when he was called up to the Australian Sevens Training Camp. Leota also represented the NSW Waratahs A Squad at the Pacific Nations squad. That same year he made it to the semi finals of the Shute Shield competition with Parramatta Two Blues and was awarded the Parramatta Two Blues Best and Fairest Award and also the Top Try Scorer for 2012. Leota was also runner-up for the Shute Shield Ken Catchpole Medal which is awarded every year to the competitions most valuable player.
In 2013, Leota made the move to the northern hemisphere when he signed a 3 month contract as a medical joker with French ProD2 side Stade Montois, located in Mont de Marsan in the southwest of France. His contract was then extended for a further 6 months before he signed a 2 year deal with the club. In Leota’s second year with the club, Stade Montois made it to the ProD2 final.
Leota then signed with Federal 1 side Rugby Club Massey Essonne for the 2015-2016 season and made it to the Federal 1 final with the club. In the 2016-2017 season, the club then competed in the Poule Elite, coming out on top as champions of the competition which promoted them to the ProD2 for the 2017-2018 season. Leota continues to shine and perfect his trade with the French side.
NATIONALITY: New Zealand
PASSPORT: New Zealand
DATE OF BIRTH: 7 September 1986
PROD2 Rugby Club Massy Essonne
2016 - 2017
• POULE ELITE Rugby Club Massy Essonne
• POULE ELITE Champions
• Promotion PROD2
2015 - 2016
• FEDERAL 1 Rugby Club Massy Essonne
• FEDERAL 1 Finalists
• PROD2 Stade Montois, Mont de Marsan
• PROD2 Finalists
2013 - 2014
• PROD2 Stade Montois, Mont de Marsan
• Australian Sevens Training Camp
• NSW Waratah A Squad Pacific Nations Cup
• Parramatta Two Blues Shute Shield Semi finalist
• Parramatta Two Blues Best and fairest
• Top Try Scorer 2012
• Shute Shield Runners up Ken Catchpole Medal
• Sydney Representative vs Nsw Country
• Parramatta Two Blue Shute Shield Grade Top try scorer
• NSW Waratahs training Squad
• Eastwood Tooheys New Cup and Shute Shield 1st Grade
• Eastwood 1st Grade Shute Shield
• Eastwood Shute shield Rookie of the year
ARC Australian Rugby Championship
• Western Sydney Rams Training Squad
• Perth Spirit
• Vodacom Cup Cheetahs training Squad
• Western Province1st Division Rugby Club SKW Capetown
• Western Province Vodacom Cup U21s Squad
• NSW Waratahs Academy
• NSW Waratahs U19s
• Australian U19s Camp
• Australian A School Boys
• Australian School Boys Tour Nz
• Parramatta Two Blues 1st Grade Shute Shield