NZ Rugby World
All Blacks Wild Card
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.