21 Dec, 14:00
Paul Derbyshire takes us through the RaboDirect PRO12 Italian Derby Games in both English and Italian.
|DOB||13th Sep 1987|
|Height||1.85 m (6' 1")|
|Weight||98 kg (15 st 6 lb)|
|Position||Wing / Full Back|
|Club||Blackrock College RFC|
|Honours||Ireland (29 caps)|
Luke Fitzgerald has endured a difficult time of things with injury of late but his pedigree is not in question, having scored 18 tries in the RaboDirect PRO12 since arriving at Leinster aged 18.
Equally capable at wing or at full-back, Fitzgerald, nicknamed ‘Pivot’, has 24 international caps to his name and he was a regular for Ireland during their 2009 Grand Slam campaign in the RBS 6 Nations, scoring two tries against Italy to earn a spot on the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa.
Leinster demonstrated how highly they value Fitzgerald, who also excelled at Gaelic football and hurling as a youngster, by offering him a new one-year deal over the summer, despite his difficulties with injury.