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# Scott Fardy

Last year
2022
# next chapter
'I struggled when I didn't have much of a purpose' - Scott Fardy on life after rugby
The former Leinster and Australia forward on retirement, family, and why he hopes to return to Ireland some day.
All time
# Leaving bash
Respect was hard won but departing Leinster man Michael Bent got there in the end
The tighthead arrived to sneers in 2012 but bowed out of professional rugby last night as a much loved figure in the Leinster dressing room.
# great scott
'I just feel lucky to play my final game in front of fans - they were amazing'
Michael Bent and Scott Fardy signed off their careers in front of 1200 fans as life began to return to normal tonight.
# Bowing out
'I have enjoyed every day here' - No regrets as Fardy prepares for life after Leinster
The Australian is retiring at the end of the season.
# Final Chapter
Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer
The 36-year-old former Wallaby will hang his boots up after the current season.
# Team news
Fardy replaces Baird for Leinster as Exeter make two changes in front row
Leo Cullen’s men didn’t play last weekend after their clash with Toulon was cancelled.
# Influence
250-cap lock Devin Toner continues to 'nurture' Leinster's young guns
The 34-year-old remains a key part of the set-up alongside fellow veteran Scott Fardy.
# Key Man
James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope
21-year-old Ryan Baird will be hoping for opportunities when rugby gets back underway.
# Fards
'Everyone's path is different, I wouldn't do it any other way... it makes me the person I am'
Leinster man Scott Fardy on what drew him to the province and why he enjoys life in Dublin.
# looking good
Cullen can smile about 'tough period' as Leinster look to extend perfect start to season
The province are expected to make it 11 wins in a row when they take on Northampton Saints at the Aviva Stadium.
# happy out
'I'm not a wandering spirit at all'
Life in Dublin is ticking all the boxes for Leinster’s Scott Fardy.
# Leaders
Leinster players vote for five-man leadership group in Sexton's absence
With Rhys Ruddock and Luke McGrath also away at the World Cup, Leo Cullen will want his senior players to step up.
# Save the Date
Join us for The42's Rugby World Cup Preview Night with James Lowe and Scott Fardy
We’re heading back to the Liberty Hall Theatre in Dublin on Wednesday 4 September.
# yellow belly
'They have an amazing skill level': Furlong turns Fardy into a Wexford hurling fan
The Leinster team-mates were at Parnell Park last Sunday to watch Dublin take on Davy Fitzgerald’s side.
# irresistible
Analysis: James Lowe's try showcases Cullen's Leinster at their best
Over the course of nine phases, 13 of the 15 players touched the ball.
# three into two
Toner's absence adds another layer to Leinster's selection debate for Ulster
With Scott Fardy required in the second row this weekend, one of James Lowe and Jamison Gibson-Park could miss out.
# Master and Apprentice
'He makes me feel incredibly stupid': Fardy excited by Dunne's potential
The young second row, who is studying theoretical physics, has recently made his senior breakthrough at Leinster.
# Staying Put
Wallaby Fardy turns down offer from Japan to re-sign with Leinster
The 34-year-old has agreed a deal to remain with the eastern province for the 2019/20 season.
# mentor
Leinster keen to keep influential Scott Fardy beyond end of season
The 34-year-old is in superb form and has a strong influence within the squad.
# Fardy party
The Wallabies' loss has been Leinster's immense gain as Fardy shines
The 34-year-old Australian has been a superb signing for the province.
# captain fards
'It's an absolute privilege to lead these guys out'
Scott Fardy captains Leinster at the RDS for the first time on Friday night.
# Team news
Fardy captains Leinster as Frawley gets shot at 10 against Newcastle
The highly-promising Caelan Doris starts at number eight for Leo Cullen’s side.
# New Boy
'It will be nice to win in the RDS for a change': Tomane settling into Leinster life with help from an old friend
Leinster’s new recruit is ready to hit the ground running.
# final push
Back row a tricky pick for Leinster as Cullen's key leaders passed fit
Johnny Sexton and Isa Nacewa are fit to start the Pro14 final against the Scarlets.
# Big impression
Fardy keen to remain at Leinster beyond initial two-year stay
The Australian has brought huge experience and presence to the Leinster environment.
# Silver lining
Racing's Nakarawa pips Leinster trio to win European Player of the Year
Johnny Sexton, Scott Fardy and Tadhg Furlong had made the shortlist for the prize.
# Omitted
'It’s not just James. There’s a host of players we had difficult conversations with'
Kiwi wing James Lowe has missed out on making Leinster’s squad for the Champions Cup final.
# anthony foley trophy
Fardy and Furlong join Sexton in European Player of the Year shortlist
There are two Racing players in the five-man shortlist, Fiji lock Leone Nakarawa and French scrum-half Maxime Machenaud.
# positive impact
'The most impressive thing about Scott is what he's doing with the younger guys off the field'
Sexton and Kearney united in their praise for Leinster’s overseas player, who has brought a huge amount to the club since his arrival last summer.
# Winner alright
Fardy determined not to come up short again
The 33-year-old knows the feeling of finishing second best.
# life at leinster
'You don't come to a club like Leinster unless you want to come and win trophies'
Scott Fardy is loving life at Leinster and the arrival of his first child has kept him busy during the international break.
# Fards
'Leinster are famous for their academy and that's part of the reason why I wanted to come'
Scott Fardy on how he’s settling into life in Dublin.
# locked and loaded
'He's only been here a few weeks but already made a positive impact'
Leinster coach Leo Cullen gives his thoughts on new arrival Scott Fardy, the province’s young guns and the season ahead.
# Ow ya goin
'With the way the Irish set up, only a few guys get to play here. I'm honoured to be one of those'
Wallaby Scott Fardy has given his first interview since arriving at Leinster from the Brumbies.
# Fardy party
Leinster confirm signing of 32-year-old Wallaby Scott Fardy from the Brumbies
Leo Cullen says the imposing forward will be used primarily as a second row.
# Transfer
Leinster set to sign Wallabies international Scott Fardy as a second row
The 32-year-old is set to join after the current Super Rugby season.