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Fergus McFadden
Ireland
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Full name Fergus McFadden
Born June 17, 1986, Kilkenny
Current age 28 years 42 days
Major teams Edinburgh, Ireland A, Leinster, Ireland, Ireland XV
Position Wing, Centre
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 205 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2011-2014 28 14 14 45 9 0 0 0 14 12 2 53.57
Five/Six Nations 2011-2014 13 4 9 15 3 0 0 0 7 4 2 61.53
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 1 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 100.00

Career statistics
Test debut Italy v Ireland at Rome, Feb 5, 2011 match details
Last Test Argentina v Ireland at Tucuman, Jun 14, 2014 match details
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Profile

Leinster's Fergus McFadden is a highly skilled young centre who has had to patiently wait his turn behind Gordon D'Arcy and Brian O'Driscoll for chances at club and country.

McFadden played alongside Rob Kearney at Clongowes Wood College, winning a Leinster Senior Schools Cup, before heading to UCD and the Leinster Academy with his schoolmate. While Kearney's rise has been meteoric, seeing him capped by the 2009 Lions, McFadden has had a steadier climb.

He was capped at U21 and Universities level while competing in the All Ireland League for UCD, operating in the centre as their main goal kicker. In 2008/9 his Leinster appearances increased to seven as Michael Cheika came to trust the Kildareman. At the end of that season he was selected for Ireland's Churchill Cup squad.

There, under the tutelage of Declan Kidney, he excelled and won the tournament's Most Valuable Player award as Ireland 'A' clinched the title. He featured more prominently for Leinster in 2009/10, but with the Irish international pairing still barring the door to a first choice place he has played 16 time and still lines out on occasion for Old Belvedere.

Kidney's faith in the player has seen him selected on Ireland's summer tour to New Zealand and Australia. He made a big impact for Leinster in the early stages of the 2010/11 season and was selected in Ireland's squad for the Six Nations.

McFadden eventually made his Ireland debut against Italy in the 2011 opener and celebrated his first international try against France a week later.

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McFadden ruled out of All Blacks clash (Nov 19, 2013) Ireland rout Canada (Jun 16, 2013) Ireland make three changes for France (Mar 5, 2013) Ireland heap woe on Scots (Mar 10, 2012) Falling stock (Mar 10, 2012) Fergus McFadden news and articles (15) »
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May 25, 2013
Leinster's Fergus McFadden (left) and Jonny Sexton chair coach Joe Schmidt off the field
Leinster's Fergus McFadden (left) and Jonny Sexton chair coach Joe Schmidt off the field
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Nov 17, 2012
Ireland's Fergus McFadden congratulates Craig Gilroy
Ireland's Fergus McFadden congratulates Craig Gilroy
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May 19, 2012
Leinster's Fergus McFadden tackles Ulster's Darren Cave
Leinster's Fergus McFadden tackles Ulster's Darren Cave
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Sep 25, 2011
Ireland's Fergus McFadden exploits some space
Ireland's Fergus McFadden exploits some space
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