Andrew Roy Leslie ONZM JP (born 10 November 1944) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. A number eight, he represented Wellington domestically and captained the All Black at international level. He was captain during the controversial 1976 New Zealand rugby union tour of South Africa. On 26 April 2007 he was elected as the president of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union.[1]

Andy Leslie
Leslie in 2023
Birth nameAndrew Roy Leslie
Date of birth (1944-11-10) 10 November 1944 (age 79)
Place of birthLower Hutt, New Zealand
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
SchoolHutt Valley Technical College
Notable relative(s)John Leslie (son)
Martin Leslie (son)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number eight
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Wellington ()
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1974–1976 New Zealand 10 (4)
Coaching career
Years Team
1990–1992 Wellington

In the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honours, Leslie was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to rugby.[2] He was promoted to Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to sport and the community, in the 2023 King's Birthday and Coronation Honours.[3]

All Black statistics edit

  • Tests: 10 (10 as Captain)
  • Games: 24 (23 as Captain)
  • Total Matches: 34 (33 as Captain)
  • Test Points: 4pts (1t, 0c, 0p, 0dg, 0m)
  • Game Points: 24pts (6t, 0c, 0p, 0dg, 0m)
  • Total Points: 28pts (7t, 0c, 0p, 0dg, 0m)

References edit

  1. ^ "Leslie named NZRU President". 26 April 2007. Archived from the original on 10 November 2007. Retrieved 27 April 2007.
  2. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours list 2001". Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. 4 June 2001. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  3. ^ "The King's Birthday and Coronation honours list 2023". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 5 June 2023. Retrieved 5 June 2023.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by All Blacks Captain
Succeeded by