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James Leadbeater


Born04/01/1989 (30)
Place of BirthPanteg
Height178cm / 5' 10"
Weight92kg / 14st 6lbs
Clubs Cross Keys, Newport, Trinant
Education Cross Keys College
Honours Wales U20
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James is a product of the Dragons Academy. Having come through the Dragons Under 16 and Under 18 teams, he was selected for the Under 18 National squad, although he remained uncapped.

Having played a key role in the Dragons Under 20 side that won the 2008/09 Regional Under 20s tournament, James impressed the national selectors and went on to be capped for the Wales Under 20 side, playing in both the 2009 Six Nations and World Championships.

James made his senior Dragons debut in the Heineken Cup match against Biarritz after injury ruled out fellow scrum halves Wayne Evans and Alex Walker. Having acquitted himself well in this high-pressure match, his abrasive style of play combined with his high level of skill led him to be retained in the senior squad.

At club level, James playsedmost of his club rugby with Cross Keys although he has also appeared for Pontypool.

James was released by the Dragons in the summer of 2012 and took up a Newport-only contract.

Playing Record

Season P W D L T C P Dg Pts

2009/2010 6 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2009/2010

No matches found for this season.

2010/2011 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2010/2011

No matches found for this season.

2011/2012 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2011/2012

No matches found for this season.

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