Leon Power enters his third season of Super Rugby with the University of Canberra Brumbies looking to cement his spot in the match-day 23. One of three UC Brumbies players to peak at 2m tall (along with Sam Carter and Jack Whetton), Power adds a quality option at line-out time and a big presence around the pitch when the ball is in play. During the 2013 Super Rugby season, Power spent the first half of the season battling a hamstring strain suffered while taking on Tonga A for the ACT during the Pacific Rugby Cup. He fought valiantly back from that injury to regain his spot in the UC Brumbies top side and was rewarded further with selection in the side which would eventually take down the British and Irish Lions. With a birth certificate that says he’s an Aussie, a heavy, northern Kiwi accent, Australian residency and two caps as a Junior All Black, it’s fair to say Power’s heritage is open to interpretation. But what UC Brumbies rugby fans can bank on is 100 per cent effort and a passionate approach to playing rugby for the ACT. A well-like, easy going member of the UC Brumbies playing squad, Power will be working hard to make the most of his opportunities in 2014.
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