One of the greatest All Blacks players of all time, Sean Fitzpatrick is a formidable former rugby player. Captaining his country, Sean reached international acclaim for his skills on the pitch and he is now an icon of the sport. Leadership and sportsmanship were exemplary from the hooker throughout his career, and he now shares his experience with others as an after dinner speaker.
Announced as captain of the All Blacks in 1992, just six years into his professional career, Sean Fitzpatrick was responsible for leading one of the most highly regarded rugby teams in the world. Under his direction the All Blacks won four Bledisole Cups, the British and Irish Lions Series Victory in 1993 and two Tri Nations. As well regarded for his leadership as he was for his playing abilities, Sean is credited with being one of New Zealand's top 10 players of all time.
Getting his start in rugby with the ‘Baby Blacks’ in 1986, Sean made his debut for the international side in a Test series against France. Since his first appearance in professional rugby, Sean has been a key player for Auckland, making a total of one hundred and twenty seven appearances for the team and twenty five appearances for the Blues in Super Rugby, before retiring in 1997. With Auckland he won eight National Provincial Championships and two Super Rugby competitions with Blues, proving his dominance in the sport.
Since retiring from professional play, Sean was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to rugby in 1997. He also accumulated a total of ninety two appearances for New Zealand throughout his career, with an impressive fifty one as captain. Sean remains a prominent figure in the sports industry and is a respected analyst for TV and publications. Additionally, Sean was appointed as a rugby consultant to the NZRFU responsible for developing players as a knowledgeable expert.
A formidable player, with international status, Sean Fitzpatrick is one of the greatest rugby players of his generation. With experience in leadership, teamwork and perseverance Sean makes for an exciting after dinner speaker, prepared with humorous anecdotes of his time at the top.
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