Search icon


20th Dec 2016

Luke Fitzgerald Has Just Announced His Retirement From Rugby


Ireland and British & Irish Lions back Luke Fitzgerald has just announced his retirement from rugby, effective immediately.

The 28 year old was forced to leave the sport because of a severe neck injury he sustained during the Guinness PRO12 Final against Connacht.

Fitzgerald told,

I’m very thankful for the opportunities I have had, the people with whom I’ve worked and the lifelong friends I have made. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the medical staff and coaches I’ve worked with throughout my career and at Blackrock College. It’s been an honour and a privilege to represent my province, my country and the British & Irish Lions during my career and I’m glad to finish my career as a ‘one club man’.

READ NEXT: This Amazing Light And Photography Installation Will Be In Smithfield Throughout July