11th December 08:17 PM
Son of former Flying Fijians captain makes Hurricanes squad
By Semi Turaga
Wednesday 01/11/2017
Isaia Walker‑Leawere [Photo: Vano Shlamov/Getty Images]

Another player with links to Fiji is set to make his debut season in the Super Rugby competition.

Isaia Walker‑Leawere is one of the new forwards included in the Hurricanes squad for next season.

He is the son of former Flying Fijian Captain Kele Leawere.

Walker-Leawere has also represented the New Zealand Under 20 team.

Hurricanes squad

Forwards: Asafo Aumua, Dane Coles, Ricky Riccitelli, Chris Eves, Alex Fidow, Reg Goodes, Ben May, Toby Smith, Jeffery To'omga‑Allen, James Blackwell, Murray Douglas, Michael Fatialofa, Sam Lousi, Isaia Walker‑Leawere, Gareth Evans, Vaea Fifita, Sam Henwood, Reed Prinsep, Ardie Savea, Brad Shields, Blade Thomson.

Backs: Jamie Booth, Finlay Christie, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Jackson Garden‑Bachop, TJ Va'a, Ihaia West, Vince Aso, Ngani Laumape, Matt Proctor, Peter Umaga‑Jensen, Jordie Barrett, Wes Goosen, Ben Lam, Jonah Lowe, Nehe Milner‑Skudder, Julian Savea.

Source: Otago Daily Times

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