Fergus Slattery is a former Ireland Rugby Captain.
He played senior rugby for University College Dublin, before starting his International career in January 1970, aged 20, against South Africa in Dublin.
Fergus Slattery went on to form a formidable back row partnership with John O’Driscoll and Blackrock team mate Willie Duggan.
In 1982 Fergus was a member of the squad who won the Five Nations Triple Crown.
He captained Ireland 18 times during his 61 caps and scored 3 tries.
In 1971, he was selected to tour with the British & Irish Lions to Australia and New Zealand.
He contested with John Taylor for the test place and was finally given the nod ahead of Taylor for the third test. Unfortunately a sore throat on the morning of the game meant that he had to withdraw and he was then unable to regain the place from Taylor for the final test.
Slattery toured again with the Lions in 1974 playing in all four tests and captaining the side for 2 provincial matches.
Slattery made his last appearance for Ireland on 21st January 1984 against France in Paris.
Fergus was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2007
Fergus Slattery shares many amusing anecdotes about his fellow players; the Lions, the Irish rugby set-up in the 1970’s. He delivers stories from his many tours and, in particular, his time with the successful Irish side who won the Triple Crown.