A Connacht Academy graduate, Leader made his senior debut in October 2012 away to Ospreys in the PRO12 and has since played 53 times for the province.
Having attended St. Joseph's College, he played all his club rugby with Galwegians RFC and went on to represent Ireland at Under-19 and U20 level.
Internationally, Leader has represented Ireland at under-age level and was a part of the Ireland Under-20 squad that went to the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship.
The former Castlegar, Co. Galway put pen to paper on a new deal with his native province for the 2017/18.
He featured in 14 of Connacht's 21 PRO 14 and re-signed with the club for the 2018/19 season.
JW August 18
|2012 - present|
|2014 - 2015|