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All Blacks Wild Card

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Isaia Walker-Leawere has establishe­d himself as a starting lock for the Hurricanes at the start of the 2020 Super Rugby season, but was rarely sighted in Super Rugby Aotearoa - making just two appearance­s off the bench after the return to action.

A former Under 20s and a Māori All Black representa­tive, the 23-year-old will be looking to push on in 2021.

A willing and strong ball carrier with a good offloading ability to go with a high work rate on defence and reliabilit­y at set pieces, Walker-Leawere has the tools to take him to the next level, he just has to take the opportunit­y when it presents itself.

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