Potu Leavasa

Potumoe Leavasa, better known as Potu Leavasa, (born 27 November 1971 in Apia) is a Samoan former rugby union player who played as a lock.

Potu Leavasa
Birth nameMailo Potumoe Leavasa
Date of birth (1971-11-27) 27 November 1971 (age 48)
Place of birthApia, Samoa
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight242 lb (110 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993-1997 Taradale ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993-1999 Taradale ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Hawke's Bay
Central Vikings
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997 Wellington Hurricanes 1 (0)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993–2002  Samoa 17 (0)


He was selected for the Hurricanes in 1997 on the strength of a strong 1996 NPC season with Hawke’s Bay and an impressive tour to Britain with Western Samoa that followed

His only appearance came as a flanker against the Crusaders in the second round.

Leavasa played for the Central Vikings five times in 1997, previously capped 29 times for Hawke’s Bay.

His first cap for Samoa was during a match against Tonga, at Nuku'alofa, on 29 May 1993. He was part of the 1995 Rugby World Cup roster, playing three matches. His last international cap was during a match against South Africa, at Pretoria, on 6 July 2002.