Luke Fitzgerald: Episode 230

10Feb

With jaw-dropping honesty, this week, former Leinster and Ireland legend Luke Fitzgerald speaks about his incredible journey from being the golden boy of Blackrock College to striving to become the best rugby player in the world. With incredible detail, Luke gives an account of how it all blew up between himself and Paul Kimmage who had ‘shafted him’ (4:00), explains how Joe Schmidt ‘could decimate you with a single line’ and the time he felt like head-butting the man himself (53:00).

Having spent half of his career sidelined due to injury, Luke is in a perfect position to speak about resilience and he does just that (35:00). From his thoughts on the current Irish team’s chances (51:00), to his honest appraisal of Nigel Owens (1:06:00) and why he believes Johnny Sexton is Leinster’s best player of all time (1:08:00), this is a fascinating conversation with one of the most honest voices in Irish rugby.

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