A PHYSICALLY IMPOSING lock with great athleticism, Isaia Walker-Leawere’s game has developed in all areas since his move to Wellington in 2016.
Educated at Gisborne High School, Walker-Leawere was a key member of the New Zealand Under 20s team that won the World Championship in Georgia in 2017.
Since his debut in 2016, he has picked up 22 provincial caps and scored five tries, the last three of which were scored during Wellington’s 2018 Mitre 10 Cup campaign.
In 2018 Walker-Leawere became the youngest player to join the Hurricanes squad at just 19 years old and he made his Hurricanes debut off the bench against the Brumbies in Canberra. He has had a huge impact on the Wellington-based side, going on to play all but one of the Hurricanes’ 2019 Investec Super Rugby games.
Walker-Leawere’s father captained Fiji at the Rugby World Cup in 2007.
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