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Lelia Masaga
Full name Lelia Tony Corona Masaga
Date of birth (1986-08-30) 30 August 1986 (age 37)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb; 14 st 13 lb)
School James Cook High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Current team Glasgow Warriors
All Black No. 1092
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2009 Counties Manukau 51 (130)
2006–2013 Chiefs 91 (190)
2010–2012 Bay of Plenty 30 (90)
2016–2017 Honda Heat 11 (10)
2017– Glasgow Warriors 8 (5)
2018–2019 Glasgow Hawks 7 (20)
Correct as of 19 January 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2007 New Zealand U21 6 (35)
2009 New Zealand 1 (0)
Correct as of 19 January 2019

Lelia Tony Corona Masaga (born 30 August 1986) is a New Zealand international rugby union player. He plays for Glasgow Warriors. Masaga plays on Wing.

Rugby Union career

Amateur career

Masaga was drafted to Marr in the Scottish Premiership for the 2017–18 season.

Masaga has been drafted to Glasgow Hawks in the Scottish Premiership for the 2018–19 season.

Professional career

Masaga played for the Chiefs in New Zealand.

After the 2013 Super Rugby season, he moved to play rugby in Japan.

On 12 May 2017 Glasgow Warriors confirmed a 2-year signing of Masaga beginning for the 2017-18 season.

Masaga played his first match for the Warriors on 25 August 2017 coming on as a substitute against Dragons in a 40–23 away win.

International career

Masaga was selected for the New Zealand U21 side for the 2006 Under 21 Rugby World Cup in France. Masaga was the top try scorer in the tournament with 7 tries.

The NZRU's controversial decision to 'recondition' established All Black test players including Chiefs anchors Sitiveni Sivivatu and Mils Muliaina allowed Masaga to cement his position in the side. Despite early losses in the 2007 season, coaches Ian Foster and Warren Gatland showed patience and trust in the young winger who has performed remarkably well, co-leading the tournament as top try scorer with 8 tries going into the last round. He was included in the All Blacks squad for the 2009 Iveco Series to cover for injuries when he earned his first test cap against Italy on 27 June 2009.

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