The Toronto Arrows re-signed Uruguay international Leandro Leivas for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 32-year-old wing is 5’11”, and 215 lbs.
Leivas played in four matches in the truncated 2020 season and has made 13 appearances over his two years with the club. The speedster has scored five tries, run for 596 carry meters, made six linebreaks, added six offloads, and five tackle breaks in 2019 and 2020.
Leandro is from Montevideo, Uruguay, and began playing rugby at age 6 for Stella Morris College. He plays club rugby for the Old Christians and of interest, he is a blacksmith and farrier.
Leandro attended the Universidad de la Empresa for Agricultural Studies and the Universidad de la Republica for Veterinary Sciences.
Leandro Leiva and Uruguay National Team
Leandro played for the Uruguay Under-20s in the World Rugby Trophy competition in 2008. His national team appearances since then have been extensive. Leandro played in 2018 for Uruguay A in the Americas Pacific Challenge and has represented them previously.
He has played in Consur and Americas Rugby Championship competitions. His debut for the Senior national team was against the U.S. on November 8, 2008. Arrow #33 has amassed 76 caps for Uruguay, the second-most all-time for Los Teros. This included making 63 starts and scoring 24 tries. He featured for his national team at both the 2015 and 2019 editions of the Rugby World Cup.
When he is now playing rugby he enjoys playing polo.