PLAYERS | Spencer Leniu

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Panther 591

61 matches [2019-2022]

24 points [6 tries]

Stats: themightypanthers.com/players_leniu-spencer.htm

Auckland born Minchinbury junior who was one of the development players in the NRL squad for 2019, and starting the season as the Jersey Flegg captain and then moving up to the Canterbury Cup, as well as representing the Junior Kiwis.

With the tag of “wrecking ball” in the lower grades, the forward made his NRL debut at 18 when he was called up in August 2019, coming off the bench in the 24-20 victory over the Sharks. He was able to hold his spot in the 17 for the remainder of the year, finishing with 5 NRL appearances.

His development as a NRL player continued in 2020, making 12 appearances, all off the bench, but did not play part in the finals series, with illness ruling him out.

In 2022, he was entrenched in the top 17, making 25 appearances across the season, with 24 off the bench. He made his international debut for Samoa in the mid-season Pacific Test and after being a member of the back to back premiership winning squad was selected in the World Cup squad.

He is currently contracted until the end of the 2023 season however there is some speculation that he may be at another club in 2024.

Last updated 1 December 2022

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