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Michael Leitch
Full Name: Michael Leitch
Team: Chiefs
Position:Loose Forward
Super Rugby Games:23
Super Rugby Points:30 (6t)
Super Rugby Debut:2015 v Stormers in Cape Town
Test Caps:47 (for Japan)
Test Points:60 (12t)
Test Debut:2008 v USA

Michael has performed well in his two seasons with the Chiefs. He is an asset in the squad and we are excited to have him back for 2017. - The Chiefs

New Zealand born Michael Leitch was a stand-out of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, leading his Japanese national side, the Brave Blossoms to three win’s out of four in pool play, including their historic victory against the Springboks.

Awarded the Chiefs Rookie of the Year after a great season with the Chiefs, the dynamic loose forward possesses an incredible work ethic.  The coffee shop owner plays for the Toshiba Brave Lupus Club in the Top League in Japan and also captained the Japanese U20’s in 2008 at the Junior World Cup.