Charlie Leaeno (born 15 February 1985) is an American Samoan professional rugby league player for the Lithgow Workies in the Group 10 competition. He has previously played with the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in Super League, the Bulldogs in the National Rugby League and the St. George Illawarra Dragons and the Newtown Jets in the NSW Cup also had a stint with Parramatta Two Blues in rugby union. Leaeno primarily plays at prop.
Rugby League Career
In 2007, Leaeno made his first grade debut in the National Rugby League with the St George Illawarra Dragons, playing six matches in the year. In 2008, he joined the Bulldogs team, staying with the club for two seasons.
In 2010, he signed with the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the Super League. It has been confirmed that Leaeno will make his debut for Wakefield against Wigan on 13 June after being selected in the 19-man squad. Charlie quickly became a big hit with "Trinity fans" & has been given the nickname "Grond".
Return to Australia
Leaeno was selected to play for Samoa in 2005.
- "Saints prop joins Bulldogs". Fox Sports News (Australia). 8 June 2007. http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,21870793-23210,00.html. Retrieved 31 May 2009.