Date of birth
April 10, 1990
Place of birth
Despite being courted by several Super League Clubs ahead of the 2019 Season, Samoan international Ricky Leutele chose to join the Wolfpack’s charge to join the top division and it was a decision that worked out perfectly for both player and Club.
Leutele’s deadly sidestep saw the winger tally a wonderful try-scoring record in 2019, including a stunning hat-trick in the crucial Semi-Final against Toulouse Olympique. Impossible to tackle and impossible to evade, Leutele will be looking to take the Super League by storm in 2020.
Leutele slotted seamlessly into the team in 2019; playing 28 of a possible 29 games across the year. His finest moment came in the Semi-Final against Toulouse Olympique but he was equally brilliant in the Final despite not hitting the scoreboard personally.
With over 150 career appearances to his name, including six internationals with his native Samoa, Leutele brings experience to the Wolfpack in conjunction with his unbridled pace and infectious energy. Just as dangerous without the ball thanks to his remarkable ability to time the perfect intercept, Leutele’s sidestep makes him one of the most dangerous ball-carriers in the game.
Beginning his professional career with the Cronulla Sharks in the Australian national competition, Leutele was a strong contributor when the side won the first Premiership in their history in 2016. Much was expected of the international when he signed on with the Wolfpack and the soft-spoken, silky smooth natural talent has exceeded at every challenge thrown his way.
Able to bring any crowd to their feet in the blink of an eye, Leutele adds flair and excitement to the Wolfpack that have seen him warmly welcomed by the Toronto fans. With the step up to the top division sure to bring unique challenges, Leutele will need to once again be at his best in 2020 and thankfully for the Wolfpack, there is little doubt that he will take it all in his stride.