Leicester Fainga'anuku is a star on the rise. The blockbusting outside back is a former Nelson College First XV product, who won the Phillip McDonald Memorial Medal for the UC Championship’s MVP in 2017. He has represented NZ Secondary Schools’, Junior Crusaders, Crusaders Development XV and the NZ Under 20 side.
Leicester made his provincial debut for the Tasman Mako against Otago in 2018 and earned his first appearance for the Crusaders in 2019 against the Brumbies. He was an integral part of the Tasman Mako team that went back to back in the Mitre 10 Cup in 2020 and also featured in September's one-off North v South fixture.