Christian Lealiifano

  • 31 Age
  • 95kg Weight
  • 179cm Height

Biography

There’s not much left to say about Christian Lealiifano. After battling with Leukemia in 2017, Lealiifano returned to the Brumbies in 2018 having gained a bit of sharpness from a brief but successful stint in Ireland.

The fairytale would have been for Christian to come straight back and be his perfect self, cutting through defenders, snapping attackers in two in defence and splitting the posts from the tee. Super Rugby cares not for fairytales though as it’s a brutal competition and Lealiifano took time to reacclimatize.

After a mid-season top up of gym-work and R&R, Christian returned to the side and produced the goods. He looked like the Christian Brumbies fans remembered and brimming with excitement for the future, Lealiifano decided to re-sign with the Brumbies for 2019. He’ll enjoy a spell in Japan, but will be back at GIO Stadium in February, with a Super Rugby title (and perhaps a Gold jersey?) the primary focus.