Sean Fitzpatrick is recognised as one of the greatest international rugby players of all time.
Sean’s made his debut for New Zealand’s All Blacks in 1986 against France.
Just one year after his international debut, Sean was a member of the team who won the 1987 Rugby World Cup.
He missed only two Test matches over the next decade, becoming one of New Zealand’s most capped players.
One of rugby’s most successful players, Fitzpatrick holds the world record for playing in 63 consecutive Test matches.
He was appointed captain of the All Blacks in 1992 and played in 121 international matches, including 92 Test matches.
Sean captained the All Blacks 51 times and played in 74 Test match victories.
Fitzpatrick led New Zealand to a series win over the British Lions in 1993 and also led the All Blacks to a clean sweep in the first Tri-Nations tournament in 1996.
He became the first New Zealander to captain a Test series win in South Africa.
He was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit by the Governor General in 1997.
At the end of 1999, Sean Fitzpatrick was named as hooker in Rugby World magazine’s Team of the Century.
Sean is now based in the UK where is an active rugby pundit and newspaper columnist.
After Dinner and Motivational Speaker:
As one of the greatest All Blacks captains, Sean is available to deliver anecdotal after-dinner and keynote motivational speeches.
As a leadership, teamwork and motivational speaker, Sean uses rugby as a starting point.
Sean discusses how playing the game at the highest level can be applied in the workplace.
Winning Matters by Sean Fitzpatrick:
Sean has penned a number of books, his most recent is Winning Matters.
Sean reflects on the key moments and meetings of his life, identifying everyday values, beliefs and principles that have driven him, both on and off the pitch.
Part autobiography, part self-help, part business how-to, Winning Matters offers an understanding of what makes him tick – his strategies for success in all aspects of life, and how we can all learn from them.
It’s an easy but inspirational guide to being the best you can be.