Fitzgibbons goes back to back at taranaki games in 2013 and 2014, but in between, his first five career games were against other Taranaki teams:
He was part of Taranaki’s four-game win streak from 2010 until he decided he wanted to go back home.
In the five years that Fiz has been in Auckland he has played six ODI matches for Taranaki – each at Leinster at least two or three times.
In this year’s ODI, he plays one international game for the All Blacks in Wellington bef여수안마ore coming home and retiring for good.
He was part of the All Blacks starting side in 2007-08 but had his best ODI and ODI captaincy years under his belt – he was the first All Blacks captain to achieve this feat in three seasons, and won the ODI and ODI captaincy the following year.
To put his time at Taranaki into perspective, Fiz played just 10 games for his team and was also part of a nine-man Ireland team that didn’t make the World Cup:
That’s the other side of the coin, of course – in many ways Fiz was the opposite of Ireland’s leading lights over the last few years.
In the four years Fiz’s with Taranaki, he has won three ODI caps.
At 26, and still looking for his first ODI caps, the next logical step is to retire.
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