Fergus Slattery
Birth nameJohn Fergus Slattery
Date of birth (1949-02-12) 12 February 1949 (age 75)
Place of birthDún Laoghaire, Ireland
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb; 205 lb)
SchoolBlackrock College
UniversityUniversity College Dublin
Occupation(s)Property consultant
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Blackrock College RFC
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Barbarians FC
Correct as of 11 Aug 2011

John Fergus Slattery (born 12 February 1949 in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland) is a former rugby union player who represented Ireland. An open-side flanker, he played schools rugby for Blackrock College and then moved on to play senior rugby for UCD, before earning a call up to the Ireland team in 1970. He subsequently left UCD to join Blackrock College R.F.C. During his career Slattery earned 61 caps, 18 as captain, and scored three tries. In 1971, he was a member of the British and Irish Lions squad that toured New Zealand, missing out on a start in the third Test due to illness. He played for the Barbarians in the famous 1973 game against the All Blacks in Cardiff. Slattery toured with the Lions again in 1974, playing in all four Tests and captaining the side for two provincial matches. He was captain of the most successful Irish touring side ever in 1979 which won 7 of the 8 matches in Australia, including the two Tests in Brisbane and Sydney. In addition to the above honours, he was a member of the Irish Triple Crown-winning team in 1982.

Slattery was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2007.


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