Luke Matthew Fitzgerald (is a Rugby Union footballer. He currently plays at winger or centre for Leinster. Fitzgerald has earned the nickname "Pivot" from Leinster and Irish rugby fans due to his exciting runs and sidesteps from broken play.
The former Stade Français coach Ewen McKenzie alleges in an interview with L'Equipe that Stade Francais recruits players based on looks rather than ability.
McKenzie said the club president "could recruit one player over another just because he has a better look for the calendar. I had players in my squad who I never chose. Others were requested to leave the club because they didn't want to pose for the calendar any more!"
The Club President Guazzini retorted , "From A to Z, everything he said was rubbish!"
One thing that is not in dispute the Club produces a great Calendar. Check Out A Sample AFTER THE JUMP (NSFW)
Broncos prop Dave Taylor quickly learned to hate the early morning knock on the door that became a part of pre-season training. It meant another tough session by the Broncos performance staff after the 19-year-old reported for training last November in the worst shape of any player at the club. While other players enjoyed the off-season, Taylor was had to sweat it out by running and climbing hills. "Everyone else had six to eight weeks off and I was battling it out with my Coach," Taylor said. "I ran at least four times a week and every time I heard the knock on the door in the morning I knew I was in for a tough time. "It took a bit to get going. It started with short runs and gradually they got longer and longer and tougher and tougher. One hill climb nearly broke me. "This is the fittest I've been and I'm keeping my weight right and my skin fold readings are good."
Aussie Luke Grant joined the South Sydney Football Club last year in a mid-season transfer from the Knights before being struck down by injury. The 24 year old is a tough and mobile prop/second rower and is looking to put a succession of injuries behind him. Luke is also a part of the Gods of Football Project.