Pedro Leal (rugby union)

Pedro Miguel da Cunha Leal (born 28 April 1984, in Lisbon) is a Portuguese international rugby player and a regular on the World Rugby Sevens World Series circuit. He plays as a fullback or a scrum-half.

Pedro Leal
Pedro Leal 2016-05-15.jpg
Date of birth (1984-04-28) April 28, 1984 (age 35)
Place of birthLisbon, Portugal
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half / Fullback / Fly-Half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)


2011-2012
2013-2014
Direito
Brive
Nice
Lusitanos XV


10
2


(111) 5t
(3)
Correct as of 11 February 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004-present [2] Portugal 76 (265)
Correct as of 16 March 2019
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2005-present Portugal

He is widely considered Portugal's best player in rugby sevens, and in the 2006/07 IRB Sevens World Series he scored 20 tries from eight tournament appearances.[3] He was the top scorer at the 2008 Hannover Sevens event, with 74 points. Leal is one of only nine players to have scored more than 1,000 points in the World Rugby Sevens World Series.

Leal has 76 full caps for Portugal. He played three games at the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Federação Portuguesa de Rugby - Notícias". Fpr.pt. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. ^ "Pedro Leal | Rugby Union | Players and Officials | ESPN Scrum". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. ^ "Player Statistics (Tries) for 2006/07 IRB Sevens series". irbsevens.com. 2007-09-08. Archived from the original on 2007-12-09. Retrieved 2007-09-08.