From Western Sydney to the South of France: A Q&A with Iese Jesse Leota

by Brendan Bradford – For former Parramatta Two Blues centre Iese Jesse Leota, a two-year professional contract at Stade Montois in France is an off-field journey as much as a rugby one. A stellar club player, Leota never quite cracked Super Rugby – although the dream is still alive – and overcame a broken neck to return to rampaging form for the Two Blues in recent seasons. Last year he took up the opportunity of playing professional rugby in France and has since signed for a further two seasons. Back in Australia for the European off-season, Leota sat down with Rugby News’ Brendan Bradford to talk France, faith, KFC and the dilemma of rugby in Western Sydney.   BB: Mate, first off, I hear congratulations are in order? IJL: Thanks, yeah I popped the question to my fianc
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