Orbyn Leger

Orbyn Leger
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  • Number: 280
  • Position: Centre
  • Born: 13/03/97
  • Height: 183
  • Weight: 89
  • Province: Counties Manukau
  • Provincial Caps: 20
  • Provincial Debut: 2017 v Auckland
  • Blues Debut: 2018 v Sunwolves
  • Blues Caps: 7

Orbyn is an exciting back line player hailing form the Counties Manukau province. He began his playing career in 2015 at first five-eighth for the Samoa Under 20s side before switching allegiance to New Zealand for the 2016 and 2017 editions of the tournament. One of only a handful of players to attend 3 different Under 20s World Championships.

Orbyn’s first class rugby debut came at the beginning of Counties Manukaus 2017 Mitre 10 Cup campaign, in a tight 16-14 victory over Auckland.

Since shifting to the centres, Orbyn began to shine for his province, catching the attention of the Blues. A string of midfield injuries early in the 2018 Super Rugby season saw Orbyn called in to the Blues squad on an emergency 2 week contract. His Blues debut came at centre against the Sunwolves. Orbyn’s performances on field and in training saw his initial 2 week stint extended to include a further 6 starting appearances.