Fergus McFadden

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Fergus McFadden
Full name Fergus McFadden
Date of birth (1986-06-17) 17 June 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Kilkenny, Ireland [1]
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
School Clongowes Wood College
University University College Dublin
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre, Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Old Belvedere
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007– Leinster 101 (324)
correct as of 16 January 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004
2005–2006
2009–
2011–
Ireland U-19s
Ireland U-21s
Ireland Wolfhounds
Ireland
7
9
10
27



(45)
correct as of 8 March 2014.

Fergus McFadden (born 17 June 1986) from Kilkenny is an Irish professional rugby union player. He is currently contracted to Leinster and the Irish rugby union.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He was awarded university colours on 17 November 2006 when he played for University College Dublin against Trinity College Dublin in the 55th Colours Match. [1]

Leinster[edit]

He made his Magners League debut for Leinster versus Cardiff Blues at Arms Park on 28 September 2007. McFadden won the Magners League in 2008 and the Heineken Cup with Leinster in 2011 and 2012.

Ireland[edit]

McFadden played with the Ireland A's in Denver, Colorado in the 2009 Churchill Cup. McFadden scored two tries in Ireland's victory over Georgia and kicked the conversion for one of those tries on 14 June 2009 at Infinity Park. In January 2011, McFadden was named in the starting team to play against Italy in the opening weekend of the 2011 Six Nations Championship, where he won his first cap.[2] McFadden won his second cap starting against France in the same tournament, scoring his first try for Ireland in the process.[3] On 8 June 2013, McFadden won his tenth cap starting against USA in the Irish tour to North America. Ireland won the game 15-12.[4] On 15 June 2013, McFadden started against Canada scoring a hat-trick.[5] Ireland won the game 40-14.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.espnscrum.com/ireland/rugby/player/82145.html,
  2. ^ "McFadden, Fitzgerald and O'Leary in Ireland XV". RTÉ Sport. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  3. ^ "Six Nations Match Report - Ireland vs France, 2011". RBS Six Nations. 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  4. ^ "Young Ireland team keeps USA at bay". Irish Times. 2013-06-09. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ "'Hat-trick hero' Fergus McFadden seals huge Irish win over Canada". Irish Independent. 2013-06-16. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 

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