Luke Fitzgerald

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Luke Fitzgerald told : "I‌ ‌think‌ ‌he sounds‌ ‌like‌ ‌he‌ ‌wants‌ ‌to‌ ‌keep‌ ‌picking‌ ‌that‌ ‌team.‌ ‌That,‌ ‌to‌ ‌me‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌huge‌ mistake. It’s a‌ ‌mistake‌ ‌picking‌ ‌(George) Ford‌ ‌and‌ ‌(Owen) Farrell.‌ ‌You can't‌ ‌do‌ ‌that," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "I still think that there's scope for Larmour to grow his game. He's still young in terms of the position but he has all the abilities to do that," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "The kicking strategy was probably the more concerning part for me. I didn't see any change in that. I didn't see them trying anything new," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I thought it was an amazing omission," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "That game in Glasgow was a tricky one and they won in Benetton as well," "That has become a tough place to go. You'd nearly rather it wasn't something that was building because it can become a noose around your neck. You'd almost rather lose one so it wasn't talked about. The Patriots had a perfect season one year and then lost in the Super Bowl" External link

independent-ie Saturday, December 28, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "To say it's the end of his international career is a big statement to make," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald added ( about Sean Cronin ) : "I think they would have seen this as a good opportunity for Sean Cronin to rest up and get a game or two in this period," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "He has been excellent for Ulster," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told ( about Blacks ) : "It was brilliant. I was delighted because he was so bad against the All-Blacks so it was great to see," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald added ( about Stuart Lancaster ) : "He’ll need to focus on the defence, it was terrible in the World Cup. Leinster are really good at working on the transition. I’d be talking to Stuart Lancaster about what are they doing on the transition to attack and then offloading that and getting the defence right," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "I really like him. He seems a bit of a marmite character for some people but I always got on well with him and thought he was a nice guy. Kind of quiet and kept himself to himself but ruthless. I love that," External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "My only concern with England is that 10/12 axis," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 30, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald added : "You just cannot attribute poor performances to something like that. I’d be seriously concerned about people’s personalities and strength of character in the camp if that’s a reason why you weren’t playing well," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "It’s a real interesting one, everyone will be watching it very closely after the weekend’s action. You wonder will it be good for them?," External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I think he’ll have a big enough impact that it’ll have been worth bringing him along," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald explained : "I think he'd have been particularly disappointed. There were two that really stand out to me," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "The real stand-out for me was the front-row," "It’s a real point of difference for us. We’re in a great place but it is still important that they take Japan seriously and try to smash them" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I’m going to go with Ireland," External link

independent-ie Friday, September 20, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald says : "Joe loves Felix, he absolutely loves Felix," External link

independent-ie Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald says : "It would be a close match against New Zealand," "And against South Africa their pack will be an issue for us. South Africa are on form and timing their run well and with a heavy heart I can’t see us beating them" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:08:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald added : "It's a massive call to drop Dev. " External link

independent-ie Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "Warren is a deep thinker and I know for a fact he's the only coach that gets under Joe Schmidt's skin," External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, August 31, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Joe Schmidt ) : "I think he’s probably come this far with Joe Schmidt that it would be very difficult to row back now. I think the time to do that was probably in the Six Nations, if not previously. So he’s probably going to stick by him at this stage," External link

independent-ie Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:57:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Joe Schmidt ) : "I think he’s probably come this far with Joe Schmidt that it would be very difficult to row back now. I think the time to do that was probably in the Six Nations, if not previously. So he’s probably going to stick by him at this stage," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "How gutting would it be to see one of our own lads not on the plane?" External link

independent-ie Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I know Joe has a thing for Kieran Marmion because he came on and did so well on the wing against Australia a couple of years back. I'm less sure if it means leaving John Cooney and Luke McGrath out," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:14:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I thought it was really sensible," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Rob Kearney ) : "Rob still seems to think he's playing very well, so that will be a difficult decision for him whether he moves away, or whether there's actually options on the table for him," "I think he might be a very important piece of a puzzle somewhere... Somewhere like London Irish might be ideal for someone like him" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald added : "If the moneys not right you just need to move on, that's the way I always viewed it," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald added ( about Rob Kearney ) : "I don't think Leinster will have that issue and I think Rob Kearney is going to be better there," "It's interesting that we are still talking about the battle in the air, it can still decide tight games where defences are going to be tight because you may have to kick it there," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 7, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : “I feel like after four years, I’ve grown into being able to handle a lot,” “If there’s a 1-2 count, I know that Griffin wants to throw a certain pitch” External link

chicagotribune Monday, April 15, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : “Playing together in college definitely was in my mind,” “It’ll be such a help having a guy like Griffin there with me” External link

chicagotribune Monday, April 15, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I think it is going to be on fine margins, like it was that day (2009). " External link

icWales Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Warren Gatland ) : "Wales is the one game Joe wants to win every year," "That Warren Gatland thing has been going on for a while. Whether he wants to prove himself against him - there's a battle within a battle" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "And it's great watching the battle of two mentalities<" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald says : "I don’t get it, it stinks of something else," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, March 5, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald believes : "This isn’t the time for an overhaul," "But it is time to think about the basics that have been the bedrock of this team. The players are wanting it too much at the moment and look a bit tense and are over-running it a bit. They need to figure out how to want it whilst being calm to deliver on things. The lads need to go for a few drinks and just relax a bit" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald says : "There's no point in killing everyone," "They'll all be gutted. There would be a few choice words" External link

independent-ie Saturday, February 9, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Josh van der Flier ) : "I don't think Josh van der Flier did anything wrong at the weekend and he has a great body of work behind him," External link

independent-ie Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I think Ireland will do it this week, and I think they will do it well," "I think it will be two tries - 14 points. It's great to hear that there is an edge in camp. When you sense that early in the week, that's interesting" External link

independent-ie Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I have a weird view on this one - if a crowd were roaring for me or not, it never really mattered to me," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "This is not the end of the world. Everyone just calm down. Let's for once in our lives say it’s about the World Cup," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "They haven’t delivered this time, it’s ok, they’ve a great coach to put things right and they’ll beat Scotland," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Robbie Henshaw ) : "I know for a fact that is Robbie's preferred position," "I know he would love an opportunity there. He is very well suited to the position. He has all the attriubutes to be a great fullback. He is very brave, he is an outstanding tackler, he is brilliant in the air and a very strong runner" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, January 30, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "It is a very serious accusation and all the parties have taken it very seriously," "Ulster were quick to condemn it and to try and figure out who it was. Our sport is not about that, I'm not saying any sport is, but our sport is not about that. The rugby community has come out supporting him and that is very imporant. Nobody should be made to feel that way. It is important that the person who is alleged to have said something is reprimanded very strongly. Those kind of people do not belong at rugby games or any sporting event. It is unacceptable and it doesn't belong anywhere in the game" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "It is a pretty small talent pool and the population is very skewed," "That's where the most people are playing. The focus in other provinces is very much on developing their own talent but the schools system might be more developed in Leinster. I don't see a problem with it. As long as it is Irish talent then you can see us progressing here. As long as they are Irish, because it is all the same system to me" External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I still think you need to have the local guys around - and they do," "There is a mix. You need a few of the local heroes like Peter O'Mahony and Conor Murray. They are always going to have a big local presence and they are their best players. You just need to supplement that. I think the nucleus of the team should be local but you can't stop the furtherment of the team by not supplementing where you have to so that the team can perform. Otherwise people like Jacob Stockdale could be standing out there with no opportunity to score tries. Ulster needed Marty Moore in the scrum. They needed Jordi Murphy because Marcell Coetzee was injured all the time. You need these guys so the local guys can go out and perform. They key is getting the balance right and you do need a balance" External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Conor O Brien ) : "In terms of the centre, Conor O'Brien has been outstanding," "He has been a serious, serious physical presence every time I've seen him. It would be a massive step up and a big ask but I like the physicality that he brings. That might be a better balance" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "It seems to me that he has been in a lot of situations where there hasn't been an out-and-out winner for that ten jersey and that is a really difficult role to play," "Nine and ten especially are positions where you need to play all the time, you need like ten games and I just don't seem him ever getting that. He is probably the guy where he has got opportunities and hasn't taken them and has been in 50/50 races off the back of it" External link

independent-ie Friday, October 20, 2017 12:29:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "All of this work (on doping in cycling) is incredible, you were on the inside," External link

independent-ie Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:08:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I really like him although I thought I got shafted on one occasion with the Lions but they were gonna drop me anyway but I thought it was a nice tee-up to be theatrical and there is no better man. He's great at that stuff," External link

independent-ie Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:28:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "This is a game I've been really nervous about for the last few weeks," "I thought the France game would be tight be we are far better than them. This is the one I'm worried about. There is a big rivalry between both teams and they'll be fired up for the game on a Friday night in Cardiff. I think we'll have too much for them especially in the pack, especially in the front row. I think that could be the edge" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:29:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "They were fairly torn apart out there," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:29:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I think that it is important that he gets a body of work behind him," External link

independent-ie Sunday, February 26, 2017 3:50:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "Things look very, very different now," External link

independent-ie Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:44:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Joe Schmidt ) : "From having talked to some of the guys after games, they never stood a chance against us," "We had Joe Schmidt who had everything organised, we all knew our roles. These guys [French players] were brilliant rugby players. Some of the training they were doing - They were saying they prepared for a game against Fiji - who had a lot of guys who could intercept passes - by passing the ball to each other over a wall. Mental carry on" External link

independent-ie Friday, February 3, 2017 12:17:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I know they did two-a-day sessions on their feet," "That is crazy for international guys in this day and age. You might do one or two of them, possibly, in pre-season but it is an absolute war zone in the Top 14, they've probably played 25 fixtures so far [this season]. These guys are brilliant athletes, you just have to manage them" External link

independent-ie Friday, February 3, 2017 12:17:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "Obviously Trimby is a bit of a doubt but he is a guy that Joe has relied on and has played some great rugby over the last couple of years," "If he's fit, he will probably play. I picked Earlsy over Rob because he has probably played a bit more rugby than Rob so far. Obviously Simon is in the in-form guy. He is playing some great attacking rugby, scoring loads of tries and he has that left foot kicking game as well. Zebo has to play, and the other two depends on Trimby's injury. The one thing with Keith - and it is similar to myself - is that he is very versatile and I wonder if he will lose out off the back of that" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5:28:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "His backfield cover is superb, you get a lot of the unseen work with Rob," "He offers great solidity there. Joe knows him, he trusts him and he has played well in big matches" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5:28:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Jack Conan ) : "As soon as Nagusa gets exposed for being on his own, he ends up drifting up onto Conan and Conan releases the pass pre-contact," External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 19, 2017 8:34:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I think Niall will get in because obviously Sean Cronin is injured," "I think Rory Scannell as well because he has been playing really good rugby. I'd be surprised if he wasn't included even just to get a taste for it, for what he offers Joe with a left foot option and his passing pre-contact. He looks a pretty complete player for me" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:02:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "There are guys on every team that are really important and I have no problem with teams targeting those guys, in terms of running guys down their channel or if they can tackle them fairly, they put an extra hit on them," "It makes perfect sense to me to be doing that. I think the responsibility falls on the referees to look after players. I also think it's not a smart ploy to take them out with dirty play. We saw with Montpellier and Glasgow, when their guys were off the pitch, that is what really cost them the game" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:02:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I think Peter O'Mahony will be definitely back in," External link

independent-ie Saturday, December 31, 2016 11:44:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "It was a fantastic piece of skill and superb execution," External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:14:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I've had a wonderful rugby career which makes it easy for me to move on to the next stage of my life. It's been an amazing journey in which I got to experience the highs and lows that come with professional sport and I have learned a huge amount from each experience. " External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, June 28, 2016 4:03:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "I've had a wonderful rugby career, which makes it easy for me to move on to the next stage of my life," External link

afp-en Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I've had a wonderful rugby career which makes it easy for me to move on to the next stage of my life. It's been an amazing journey in which I got to experience the highs and lows that come with professional sport and I have learned a huge amount from each experience. " External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:08:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I've had a wonderful rugby career which makes it easy for me to move on to the next stage of my life. “It's been an amazing journey in which I got to experience the highs and lows that come with professional sport and I have learned a huge amount from each experience. I'm now building on that foundation through completing my business degree. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:02:00 PM EAT



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Luke Fitzgerald

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Luke Fitzgerald told : "I‌ ‌think‌ ‌he sounds‌ ‌like‌ ‌he‌ ‌wants‌ ‌to‌ ‌keep‌ ‌picking‌ ‌that‌ ‌team.‌ ‌That,‌ ‌to‌ ‌me‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌huge‌ mistake. It’s a‌ ‌mistake‌ ‌picking‌ ‌(George) Ford‌ ‌and‌ ‌(Owen) Farrell.‌ ‌You can't‌ ‌do‌ ‌that," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "I still think that there's scope for Larmour to grow his game. He's still young in terms of the position but he has all the abilities to do that," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "The kicking strategy was probably the more concerning part for me. I didn't see any change in that. I didn't see them trying anything new," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I thought it was an amazing omission," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "That game in Glasgow was a tricky one and they won in Benetton as well," "That has become a tough place to go. You'd nearly rather it wasn't something that was building because it can become a noose around your neck. You'd almost rather lose one so it wasn't talked about. The Patriots had a perfect season one year and then lost in the Super Bowl" External link

independent-ie Saturday, December 28, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "To say it's the end of his international career is a big statement to make," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald added ( about Sean Cronin ) : "I think they would have seen this as a good opportunity for Sean Cronin to rest up and get a game or two in this period," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "He has been excellent for Ulster," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told ( about Blacks ) : "It was brilliant. I was delighted because he was so bad against the All-Blacks so it was great to see," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald added ( about Stuart Lancaster ) : "He’ll need to focus on the defence, it was terrible in the World Cup. Leinster are really good at working on the transition. I’d be talking to Stuart Lancaster about what are they doing on the transition to attack and then offloading that and getting the defence right," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "I really like him. He seems a bit of a marmite character for some people but I always got on well with him and thought he was a nice guy. Kind of quiet and kept himself to himself but ruthless. I love that," External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "My only concern with England is that 10/12 axis," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 30, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald added : "You just cannot attribute poor performances to something like that. I’d be seriously concerned about people’s personalities and strength of character in the camp if that’s a reason why you weren’t playing well," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "It’s a real interesting one, everyone will be watching it very closely after the weekend’s action. You wonder will it be good for them?," External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I think he’ll have a big enough impact that it’ll have been worth bringing him along," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald explained : "I think he'd have been particularly disappointed. There were two that really stand out to me," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "The real stand-out for me was the front-row," "It’s a real point of difference for us. We’re in a great place but it is still important that they take Japan seriously and try to smash them" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I’m going to go with Ireland," External link

independent-ie Friday, September 20, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald says : "Joe loves Felix, he absolutely loves Felix," External link

independent-ie Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald says : "It would be a close match against New Zealand," "And against South Africa their pack will be an issue for us. South Africa are on form and timing their run well and with a heavy heart I can’t see us beating them" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:08:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald added : "It's a massive call to drop Dev. " External link

independent-ie Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "Warren is a deep thinker and I know for a fact he's the only coach that gets under Joe Schmidt's skin," External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, August 31, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Joe Schmidt ) : "I think he’s probably come this far with Joe Schmidt that it would be very difficult to row back now. I think the time to do that was probably in the Six Nations, if not previously. So he’s probably going to stick by him at this stage," External link

independent-ie Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:57:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Joe Schmidt ) : "I think he’s probably come this far with Joe Schmidt that it would be very difficult to row back now. I think the time to do that was probably in the Six Nations, if not previously. So he’s probably going to stick by him at this stage," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "How gutting would it be to see one of our own lads not on the plane?" External link

independent-ie Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I know Joe has a thing for Kieran Marmion because he came on and did so well on the wing against Australia a couple of years back. I'm less sure if it means leaving John Cooney and Luke McGrath out," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:14:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I thought it was really sensible," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Rob Kearney ) : "Rob still seems to think he's playing very well, so that will be a difficult decision for him whether he moves away, or whether there's actually options on the table for him," "I think he might be a very important piece of a puzzle somewhere... Somewhere like London Irish might be ideal for someone like him" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald added : "If the moneys not right you just need to move on, that's the way I always viewed it," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald added ( about Rob Kearney ) : "I don't think Leinster will have that issue and I think Rob Kearney is going to be better there," "It's interesting that we are still talking about the battle in the air, it can still decide tight games where defences are going to be tight because you may have to kick it there," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 7, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : “I feel like after four years, I’ve grown into being able to handle a lot,” “If there’s a 1-2 count, I know that Griffin wants to throw a certain pitch” External link

chicagotribune Monday, April 15, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : “Playing together in college definitely was in my mind,” “It’ll be such a help having a guy like Griffin there with me” External link

chicagotribune Monday, April 15, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I think it is going to be on fine margins, like it was that day (2009). " External link

icWales Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Warren Gatland ) : "Wales is the one game Joe wants to win every year," "That Warren Gatland thing has been going on for a while. Whether he wants to prove himself against him - there's a battle within a battle" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "And it's great watching the battle of two mentalities<" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald says : "I don’t get it, it stinks of something else," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, March 5, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald believes : "This isn’t the time for an overhaul," "But it is time to think about the basics that have been the bedrock of this team. The players are wanting it too much at the moment and look a bit tense and are over-running it a bit. They need to figure out how to want it whilst being calm to deliver on things. The lads need to go for a few drinks and just relax a bit" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald says : "There's no point in killing everyone," "They'll all be gutted. There would be a few choice words" External link

independent-ie Saturday, February 9, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Josh van der Flier ) : "I don't think Josh van der Flier did anything wrong at the weekend and he has a great body of work behind him," External link

independent-ie Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I think Ireland will do it this week, and I think they will do it well," "I think it will be two tries - 14 points. It's great to hear that there is an edge in camp. When you sense that early in the week, that's interesting" External link

independent-ie Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I have a weird view on this one - if a crowd were roaring for me or not, it never really mattered to me," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "This is not the end of the world. Everyone just calm down. Let's for once in our lives say it’s about the World Cup," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "They haven’t delivered this time, it’s ok, they’ve a great coach to put things right and they’ll beat Scotland," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Robbie Henshaw ) : "I know for a fact that is Robbie's preferred position," "I know he would love an opportunity there. He is very well suited to the position. He has all the attriubutes to be a great fullback. He is very brave, he is an outstanding tackler, he is brilliant in the air and a very strong runner" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, January 30, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "It is a very serious accusation and all the parties have taken it very seriously," "Ulster were quick to condemn it and to try and figure out who it was. Our sport is not about that, I'm not saying any sport is, but our sport is not about that. The rugby community has come out supporting him and that is very imporant. Nobody should be made to feel that way. It is important that the person who is alleged to have said something is reprimanded very strongly. Those kind of people do not belong at rugby games or any sporting event. It is unacceptable and it doesn't belong anywhere in the game" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "It is a pretty small talent pool and the population is very skewed," "That's where the most people are playing. The focus in other provinces is very much on developing their own talent but the schools system might be more developed in Leinster. I don't see a problem with it. As long as it is Irish talent then you can see us progressing here. As long as they are Irish, because it is all the same system to me" External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I still think you need to have the local guys around - and they do," "There is a mix. You need a few of the local heroes like Peter O'Mahony and Conor Murray. They are always going to have a big local presence and they are their best players. You just need to supplement that. I think the nucleus of the team should be local but you can't stop the furtherment of the team by not supplementing where you have to so that the team can perform. Otherwise people like Jacob Stockdale could be standing out there with no opportunity to score tries. Ulster needed Marty Moore in the scrum. They needed Jordi Murphy because Marcell Coetzee was injured all the time. You need these guys so the local guys can go out and perform. They key is getting the balance right and you do need a balance" External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Conor O Brien ) : "In terms of the centre, Conor O'Brien has been outstanding," "He has been a serious, serious physical presence every time I've seen him. It would be a massive step up and a big ask but I like the physicality that he brings. That might be a better balance" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "It seems to me that he has been in a lot of situations where there hasn't been an out-and-out winner for that ten jersey and that is a really difficult role to play," "Nine and ten especially are positions where you need to play all the time, you need like ten games and I just don't seem him ever getting that. He is probably the guy where he has got opportunities and hasn't taken them and has been in 50/50 races off the back of it" External link

independent-ie Friday, October 20, 2017 12:29:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "All of this work (on doping in cycling) is incredible, you were on the inside," External link

independent-ie Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:08:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I really like him although I thought I got shafted on one occasion with the Lions but they were gonna drop me anyway but I thought it was a nice tee-up to be theatrical and there is no better man. He's great at that stuff," External link

independent-ie Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:28:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "This is a game I've been really nervous about for the last few weeks," "I thought the France game would be tight be we are far better than them. This is the one I'm worried about. There is a big rivalry between both teams and they'll be fired up for the game on a Friday night in Cardiff. I think we'll have too much for them especially in the pack, especially in the front row. I think that could be the edge" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:29:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "They were fairly torn apart out there," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:29:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I think that it is important that he gets a body of work behind him," External link

independent-ie Sunday, February 26, 2017 3:50:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "Things look very, very different now," External link

independent-ie Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:44:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Joe Schmidt ) : "From having talked to some of the guys after games, they never stood a chance against us," "We had Joe Schmidt who had everything organised, we all knew our roles. These guys [French players] were brilliant rugby players. Some of the training they were doing - They were saying they prepared for a game against Fiji - who had a lot of guys who could intercept passes - by passing the ball to each other over a wall. Mental carry on" External link

independent-ie Friday, February 3, 2017 12:17:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I know they did two-a-day sessions on their feet," "That is crazy for international guys in this day and age. You might do one or two of them, possibly, in pre-season but it is an absolute war zone in the Top 14, they've probably played 25 fixtures so far [this season]. These guys are brilliant athletes, you just have to manage them" External link

independent-ie Friday, February 3, 2017 12:17:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "Obviously Trimby is a bit of a doubt but he is a guy that Joe has relied on and has played some great rugby over the last couple of years," "If he's fit, he will probably play. I picked Earlsy over Rob because he has probably played a bit more rugby than Rob so far. Obviously Simon is in the in-form guy. He is playing some great attacking rugby, scoring loads of tries and he has that left foot kicking game as well. Zebo has to play, and the other two depends on Trimby's injury. The one thing with Keith - and it is similar to myself - is that he is very versatile and I wonder if he will lose out off the back of that" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5:28:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "His backfield cover is superb, you get a lot of the unseen work with Rob," "He offers great solidity there. Joe knows him, he trusts him and he has played well in big matches" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5:28:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said ( about Jack Conan ) : "As soon as Nagusa gets exposed for being on his own, he ends up drifting up onto Conan and Conan releases the pass pre-contact," External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 19, 2017 8:34:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I think Niall will get in because obviously Sean Cronin is injured," "I think Rory Scannell as well because he has been playing really good rugby. I'd be surprised if he wasn't included even just to get a taste for it, for what he offers Joe with a left foot option and his passing pre-contact. He looks a pretty complete player for me" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:02:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "There are guys on every team that are really important and I have no problem with teams targeting those guys, in terms of running guys down their channel or if they can tackle them fairly, they put an extra hit on them," "It makes perfect sense to me to be doing that. I think the responsibility falls on the referees to look after players. I also think it's not a smart ploy to take them out with dirty play. We saw with Montpellier and Glasgow, when their guys were off the pitch, that is what really cost them the game" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:02:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I think Peter O'Mahony will be definitely back in," External link

independent-ie Saturday, December 31, 2016 11:44:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "It was a fantastic piece of skill and superb execution," External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:14:00 AM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I've had a wonderful rugby career which makes it easy for me to move on to the next stage of my life. It's been an amazing journey in which I got to experience the highs and lows that come with professional sport and I have learned a huge amount from each experience. " External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, June 28, 2016 4:03:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald told : "I've had a wonderful rugby career, which makes it easy for me to move on to the next stage of my life," External link

afp-en Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I've had a wonderful rugby career which makes it easy for me to move on to the next stage of my life. It's been an amazing journey in which I got to experience the highs and lows that come with professional sport and I have learned a huge amount from each experience. " External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:08:00 PM EAT

Luke Fitzgerald said : "I've had a wonderful rugby career which makes it easy for me to move on to the next stage of my life. “It's been an amazing journey in which I got to experience the highs and lows that come with professional sport and I have learned a huge amount from each experience. I'm now building on that foundation through completing my business degree. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:02:00 PM EAT



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Luke FitzgeraldEN83.30%
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