Pakistan rugby gets Irish coach


Pakistan Rugby Union has arranged a professional foreign coach for National Rugby team ahead of their international assignments. Justin Fitzpatrick from Ireland joined Pakistan national rugby team camp at Lahore Rugby ground here. PRU President Fawzi Kawaja and secretary Arif Saeed welcomed the new coach and said that PRU is happy that the national team will get properly geared for the upcoming A5N tournament at Kuala Lumpur later this month. The Pakistan team will play there first game against India on May 31.
Fitzpatrick, a former Irish national player played rugby for Ireland during 1998 to 2003 during the period he also played in the Rugby World Cup for Ireland. He is currently working as Director of Rugby at Duncannon Rugby Foot ball Club, Irish Women’s Scrum Coach at Irish Rugby Football Union, Head Coach at Duncannon Rugby football club, Professional Player at Ulster Rugby, Professional Player at Castres Olympique Rugby. He played All Ireland League Division 2 Winner 98/99, All Ireland League Winner 2000/2001, Founding Member of IRUPA 2001, Ulster’s IRUPA reprehensive 2001-03.
He played as Irish International Player, 26 Ireland Caps. He also played as Professional Player at London Irish Rugby Club. As a coach he is qualified IRFU Level 2 (stage 4) Head Coach (Accredited), IRFU Certified Conditioning Course, IRFU Tutor, IRB Educator, IRFU Level 3 (stage 5) Coach (Attendee).