Bond University Rugby Club

Fitzgerald fires up for win against former club

28th April, 2018

By Kate Banville 

Pierce Fitzgerald may be a new comer to Bond University but he is no stranger to the game with a long history playing for this rounds rival club Brothers.  

Known to play fullback or winger, Fitzgerald says he is focused on Bond University finishing the clash on top.  

“We need to aim for the top four and anything less than a win just won’t be good enough.” he said.  

“I started at Brothers when I was 13 and I still love the club so it will be exciting to get back there and play.”  

Also a student at Bond University, Fitzgerald says this could be his last crack at the Premiere League before hanging up the boots to focus on a Physiotherapy career but is not ruling out walking away from the club just yet.  

“University studies finished two weeks ago so I thought I’d have one more go playing premier rugby then that might be it for me,” he said.  

“Being a new graduate there is still plenty of things to learn once we get out there, that will be the main focus.” he said. 

“Depending where I get a job will depend whether I stay involved with Bond University or not.”  

Head Coach Grant Anderson says Fitzgerald  has a lot of rugby left in him and is a quality player, making this games match up an opportunity for the utility player to show off his best. 

“I hope he can put a man of the match performance together,” the coach said. 

“He is a weapon and I’d like to see the flare in attack that he’s shown for Brothers throughout his years there.” he said. 

“The fact that he can play wing, fullback and centre really adds to our team.”  

The first grade coach warns Fitzgerald that retirement is a long time on the bench and doesn’t see it as his best-played position.  

“I think he’s kidding himself a little bit retiring at the age and skill level he is,” he said. 

“ But if he is looking to finish this year than I think contributing to this team to get us to the top would be the only way he’d want to finish his career.”  

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