Rob Leota

Player Bio:
2023 Rebels Captain
Rebel #98
Debut: v Crusaders - 9 July 2016

Leota began his rugby journey playing for the Northern Panthers, quickly rising through the ranks of state and national rugby, including winning selection in the Australian Under 20’s Schoolboy side in 2015.

Shortly after, Leota became the first homegrown player to sign a Super Rugby contract with the Rebels, with the nineteen-year-old going on to make his debut for his boyhood Club against the Crusaders in Round 16 in 2016.

Supported by his loving parents every step of the way, Leota enjoyed a breakout 2021 season, leading to him making Wallabies debut later that year.

At the beginning of 2023, Leota was officially named Club Captain for the upcoming season, becoming the first homegrown player to be chosen for the men’s key leadership position.

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As a rookie which senior player did you look up to:

Sean McMahon, Colby Fainga'a, Jordy Reid and Lopeti Timani.

Who has had the most influence on your career:

Mum and Dad