Michael Fitzgerald rugby player
Michael Fitzgerald rugby player

Michael Fitzgerald

8th Feb 1987 1.97m/115kg No 4 Lock

This young second rower played every game in the 2012 ITM Cup competition for his side Manawatu. He got limited game time in his Super Rugby debut season but added impact off the bench with his uncompromising attitude in contact.

The ultimate work horse has proven to be a solid tackler. Fitzgerald also represented the Heartland XV that toured the States in 2009.

He joined Tigers from the Chiefs before the start of the 2015/16 season and was chosen as Players' Player of the Year as well as being shortlisted in the supporters' awards as Player of the Year and Best Newcomer.

He played in 25 games for the club, including semi-finals of Premiership and European Champions Cup during that campaign.

The versatile forward extended his contract at Tigers in February 2017, having made 44 appearances playing at lock and flanker, scoring four tries.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Fitzgerald has had 19 European Cups appearances scoring 3 tries and 15 points.

(LS February 13, 2017)
ML 9/10/18


manawatu-logo Manawatu
No 4 Lock
2009 - 2015
chiefs Chiefs
No 4 Lock
2012 - 2015
leicester Leicester Tigers
No 4 Lock
2015 - 2019