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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 29 August, 2015

#Luke Fitzgerald

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Mastermind Schmidt, rising White and more talking points from Ireland’s XV

Luke Fitzgerald at 13, frontliners return and Joe Schmidt’s masterplan.

Fitzgerald at 13 as Schmidt brings back Ireland frontliners for Wales

Paul O’Connell, Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray, Peter O’Mahony and Rob Kearney all return.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Schmidt set to hand Fitzgerald 13 shirt for Ireland’s clash with Wales

Nathan White is set for his first start at tighthead, while Dave Kearney is likely to get his chance.

# luke-fitzgerald - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Ian Madigan thanks Kilmacud Crokes after this delicious cross-field kick

The Ireland out-half set up Luke Fitzgerald with a sublime touch of the boot.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Fitzgerald and Moore back in contention as Ireland release two players

Cian Healy is ‘progressing well’ but still not involved in contact training.

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 3 August, 2015

‘You’re trying to do things off the ball that help guys everywhere else’

Luke Fitzgerald explains what the role of a left wing entails with Ireland.

# luke-fitzgerald - Saturday 1 August, 2015

No gremlins for Ireland, but Fitzgerald vouches for pre-season prep

While Wales, England and France have been at altitude, Ireland preferred to keep it low-key.

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 21 May, 2015

‘I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time’

As he rehabs after shoulder surgery, Luke Fitzgerald remains confident about life under Joe Schmidt.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

‘I buried a nice shot on Dougie Howlett and broke the shoulder internally’

Luke Fitzgerald is on the comeback trail but expects to be fit for Ireland’s World Cup warm-ups.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Another Ireland international joins Leinster’s lengthening injury list

Luke Fitzgerald should be fit again for the World Cup, however.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 17 April, 2015

Fitzgerald: Toulon game will be best indicator of what Leinster are about

The Ireland wing explains why Matt O’Connor’s game plan has not clicked for the province yet.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Denis Hickie on THAT photo with Luke Fitz and the wing’s return to scintillating form

‘Getting back was the culmination of two years of really hard work for him.’

# luke-fitzgerald - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Four-try Ireland move into strong Six Nations position before England face France

Joe Schmidt’s men scored four tries in a hugely entertaining game at Murrayfield.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 20 March, 2015

BOD and Hickie visited Luke Fitz at summer camp and the result was this perfect photo

What stands out the most here is Hickie’s lustrous hair.

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 19 March, 2015

‘I find it hard to say I’m lucky, I’ve worked really hard to get back in this position’ – Luke Fitzgerald

Four years after his last start for Ireland, the winger looked back on a time he considered retiring from rugby.

‘Wear and tear’ sees Zebo omitted as McGrath left disappointed too

The Munster wing has ‘rebounded and trained well’ after being told he would miss out on the Scotland game.

Luke Fitzgerald to make long-awaited return in Ireland’s 6 Nations title chase against Scotland

Joe Schmidt has also named Cian Healy in the starting line-up with Jack McGrath and Simon Zebo losing out.

# luke-fitzgerald - Saturday 21 February, 2015

‘We’re going to have to improve an awful lot’ says Leinster’s Luke Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald scored one of Leinster’s four tries against Zebre.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 20 February, 2015

Fitzgerald provides the spark as sluggish Leinster get bonus point against Zebre

Fitzgerald scored one try and created another, while Cian Healy also made his return to provincial colours at the RDS.

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 2 February, 2015

‘A small degree of doubt’ over Heaslip, but Murray ready to play in Six Nations opener

There was also good news about Dave Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald today.

# luke-fitzgerald - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Fitzgerald recovering as Schmidt prepares to trim Six Nations squad

The Wolfhounds suffered a number of injuries last night against the Saxons.

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Schmidt errs towards caution with Sexton after concussion issues

Meanwhile, the Ireland head coach is pleased with Luke Fitzgerald’s recent form.

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 26 January, 2015

‘In Dublin, we’re good enough to beat anyone’ – Leinster confident in home draw

‘The group has total confidence in their ability to be as good as anyone,’ says head coach Matt O’Connor.

# luke-fitzgerald - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Fitzgerald in outstanding form with Six Nations fast approaching

Leinster’s outside centre put in a superb defensive display against Wasps.

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 22 January, 2015

The big guns are back: 5 talking points as Schmidt names extended 6 Nations squad

Picking 46 men gave Schmidt a lot of flexibility to include guys recovering from long-term injury.

O’Brien and Fitzgerald return as Schmidt names 46-man Six Nations squad

Jonathan Sexton is also among the extended squad, despite being ruled out of at least the opening fixture.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

World Cup with Ireland is ‘top of the pile’ for Luke Fitzgerald

‘I’m 27 years old and hopefully coming into my prime,’ says the Leinster back.

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 29 December, 2014

‘It’s up to the players’ – Fitzgerald defends ‘brilliant’ Leinster coach O’Connor

Fitzgerald says the province have ‘lot of smart guys’ in their backroom, but the players must improve.

# luke-fitzgerald - Sunday 21 December, 2014

‘Every session he’s getting better and better’ – O’Connor impressed by fit-again Fitzgerald

The Leinster coach also had positive words for Noel Reid following their win on Friday.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 12 December, 2014

Five changes as Leinster partner Fitzgerald and Madigan in midfield

Isaac Boss, Zane Kirchner, Dominic Ryan and Kane Douglas all come into the starting team.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 5 December, 2014

Kearney, Madigan, Fitzgerald all start as Leinster make 10 changes for Quins

Strong Leinster side boosted by returning Irish internationals.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 28 November, 2014

‘He can do everything except change direction and run flat out’ – Matt O’Connor on Fitzgerald

Despite that ominous prognosis, O’Connor thinks the back could be available for Harlequins next weekend.

# luke-fitzgerald - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Good start half the work for Leinster in Castres

It’s a big day for Luke Fitzgerald and Gordon D’Arcy as the eastern province tries to keep the winning rhythm going.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 24 October, 2014

Luke Fitzgerald named for his first Leinster start in almost seven months

Matt O’Connor makes three changes for Sunday’s Champions Cup clash with Castres.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Here’s how Ireland’s injured XV could line up

And when you can expect to see them back on a rugby field.

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 13 October, 2014

5 pressing questions for Leinster heading into the Champions Cup

First-choice 10, ball carriers, Conor O’Shea’s exciting ‘Quins, Luke Fitzgerald and Castres’ interest levels.

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 9 October, 2014

‘Unfair’ to put timeframe on Luke Fitzgerald comeback

The utility back had hinted that he would be back training in a fortnight, but Leinster insist they won’t rush his return.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Leinster game plan may have ‘different slant’ with O’Brien and Healy out

Head coach Matt O’Connor says the province ‘have to work out a different way to win.’

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 6 October, 2014

Leinster’s injury list grows with McFadden ruled out for six weeks

More positively, Luke Fitzgerald is ‘progressing really well,’ according to head coach Matt O’Connor.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Leinster’s new European jersey has navy and gold stripes on the front

Canterbury have come up with a fresh idea for the eastern province’s 2014/15 kit.

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