It has been a cruel time for Luke Ftizgerald, who at one point in his career looked to be one of the brightest prospects in rugby. Injuries have played a huge part the last couple of years of his career, a massive frustration for any professional athlete.
Fitzgerald had been returning to his best before his latest setback however and is now fully fit and firing again, playing at full-back for Leinster in their win over Aironi the other night.
Will he remain in Ireland to play however? Speaking on the excellent iTalkSport programme on Setanta Sports on Sunday, Fitzgerald admitted negootiations were currently ongoing with the IRFU and that he may be tempted to play abroad in the future. As Paul Kimmage said: Parlez-vous Français ?