Congratulations Leicester Faingaanuku
Leicester has been selected to represent New Zealand in the Under 20s squad for the World Rugby Championship in France, 25 May – 18 June 2017.
Leicester played his junior rugby for the Nelson Club, went on the captain the Nelson College 1st XV, and returned to Nelson to play senior rugby. As well as delivering on the field Leicester is a great role model and club man — the day before he was selected for the U20's squad he was at the clubrooms helping with junior registration.
U20's Head Coach Craig Philpott is looking forward to seeing what Leicester can create on the field as part of an exciting back three combo.
New Zealand is set to face Japan, Wales and Australia in a tough pool play assignment.
New Zealand Under 20 schedule (matches will be broadcast live on TVNZ Duke)
New Zealand v Japan, Thursday 31 May 7am (NZT)
New Zealand v Wales, Monday 4 June 2.30am (NZT)
New Zealand v Australia, Friday 8 June 7am (NZT)
Good luck Leicester — we will be cheering you on.