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Francisco Leonelli (born 3 May 1978) is an Argentine rugby union footballer, currently playing for Saracens F.C. in the Guinness Premiership. He has represented the Argentina national team, having previously playing for the under-19s and under-21s Argentina sides. His usual position is at fullback though he also plays on the wing.

Francisco Leonelli
Date of birth (1978-05-03) May 3, 1978 (age 41)
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback, Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006-07 Glasgow Warriors 8 (13)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001-2009 Argentina 16 (40)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
- Argentina

He played for Argentina during their two Test series win over Wales at home in June 2006, including scoring a try in the 27 to 25 victory. Before playing for the Warriors he played for fellow Scottish club Edinburgh. Leonelli joined Saracens on 2 August 2007.

In his first season for Saracens, Leonelli was part of the side that reached the semi-finals of the EDF Energy Cup and the Heineken Cup for the first time in the club's history. He scored the team's try in their famous 19-10 win over the Ospreys in the quarter-final of the Heineken Cup.

After being released by Saracens he has moved back to Argentina to play for La Tablada.


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