Full name Declan James Fitzpatrick
Born July 12, 1983, Bromsgrove, Worcs
Current age 29 years 316 days
Major teams Ireland A, Ulster, Ireland
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 255 lb
|Test debut||New Zealand v Ireland at Auckland, Jun 9, 2012 match details|
|Last Test||Ireland v England at Lansdowne Road, Feb 10, 2013 match details|
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The England-born prop earned his first Ireland A call up in 2006/07 and for a while his rugby was restricted to playing for Ulster in the Celtic league and Heineken Cup. However he returned to the Ireland set-up when he was included in the squad to face the Barbarians in May 2012.
He had previously missed much of the 2011/12 season, but returned to the side and came off the bench when Ulster lost the Heineken Cup final to Leinster at Twickenham.
His form at the start of the 2012/13 was good enough to help him win a call-up to the Ireland squad for the autumn internationals.