A victory in Parma still eludes Zebre, but a 16-16 home draw against Scarlets followed by a valiant 23-21 loss to Edinburgh Rugby at Murrayfield before the break suggests a landmark moment is not too far away.
For Leonard the devil is in the detail - believing that if his new side can iron out a few kinks, more RaboDirect PRO12 shocks will be on the cards.
"It was great to be part of the win at Cardiff as it was a very special time for the club, there was plenty of emotion after the game," he said.
"Unfortunately we haven't gone on since then despite coming close a number of times, but I think there are more wins around the corner if we can improve on a few little things.
"It'll be nice to get that home victory for the fans, it's a smaller ground at Zebre but the atmosphere is still fantastic even if rugby is second to football in Parma.
"It's a young club still, there's a lot to build on with very good players in what is a great competition in the PRO12.
"We struggle to finish off the last pass for a try but there's a lot of talented players here and I'm sure we can come together and push on."
Leonard always had the bug to play in Europe and jumped at the chance to join the RaboDirect PRO12 with Zebre after parting ways with hometown club Chiefs.
And though Italian has not come naturally to the 28-year-old so far, he is in no doubt he took up ther right challenge in helping Zebre become RaboDirect PRO12 contenders.
"It was the right time to move to Europe and play in the great competitions over here," he added.
"The Chiefs had a few half-backs coming through, particularly with the form of Tawera Kerr-Barlow, and when the Zebre offer appeared on the table it was a great opportunity to live in Italy - which was definitely something that attracted me to the club.
"It's very different to living in Hamilton, having lived there my whole life. The language and the culture shock that comes with it but it was something I always wanted to experience.
"Italian is very tough but I've picked up a few conversational words and hopefully will be better the longer I stay.
"Initially it was hard going but the guys could translate for me and I've picked up all the calls during training and obviously I can talk to the English speakers around the club as well.
"I'm enjoying being a part of it and travel to play in parts of the UK and beyond which you wouldn't usually get a chance to.
"I haven't thought through if I want to go anywhere at the moment, I've got a two-year contract and after that maybe another one will be on the cards here or around Europe - we'll wait and see."