12 February-Fergus Slattery

Fergus Slattery is a native of Co Dublin. He was a member of the Ireland National Rugby Union team from 1970 to 1984. During that time Slattery played 61 times for Ireland. He was captain on 18 occasions.

John Fergus Slattery was born in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin in 1949. He attended Blackrock College where he played his schools rugby. He later played for University College Dublin before joining Blackrock Rugby Football Club.

On January 24th 1970 Slattery played his first Five Nations game for Ireland against France at the Stade Colombes in Paris. He went on to play for Ireland on 61 occasions. He captained Ireland on the successful 1979 tour of Australia. Slattery also toured with the Lions on two occasions. He played his final Five Nations game for Ireland, also against France, on January 21st 1984 at Parc Des Princes in Paris.

Fergus Slattery was born in the year 1949 On This Day.

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