Earmarked as a prodigious talent from his school days, few were in any doubt that Leavy would one day become a fully fledged international. A ferocious competitor, Leavy’s form during the 2016/2017 season was rewarded with his first cap against Canada in the November Test series. Therafter, Leavy’s consistency and versatility across the back-row saw him become a mainstay of Leo Cullen’s Leinster side despite an array of talent in that area.
Following his inclusion in the win over England in the Six Nations, Leavy was also called up for the Irish tour of the USA & Japan. He is set to become a regular feature of international squads for the foreseeable future.