Sean Fitzpatrick

New Zealand

Specialty Areas

The most capped All Back and one of the most durable rugby players New Zealand or any other country has seen, Sean Fitzpatrick commenced his career as the All Black hooker in 1986.
An injury to Mike Brewer, before the 1992 Centenary Series gave Fitzpatrick the captaincy role, providing a new dimension to his game. He is rated as one of the best hookers of all time, his mobility and strength has enabled him to shape the prototype for the modern hooker. A mobile extra loose forward Sean is also considered to be one of the best lineout throwers in the world. Sean's father, Brian (BBJ) Fitzpatrick was an All Black 1951-1954 so Sean was brought up in the All Black tradition.

Sean was also described by former All Black coach, Laurie Mains, as an inspirational leader and set to become the best captain of an All Black team ever. Current All Black Coach John Hart has reinforced this and had no hesitation in selecting Sean as his All Black leader, no surprises there since it was John Hart who first selected him for Auckland in 1984, as a 20 year old.

1996 was a great year for Fitzpatrick as part of the Auckland Blues team, which won the inaugural Super 12 competition. He also led the All Blacks to win the inaugural Tri-Series competition against Australia and South Africa, and the greatest crown of all a 2-1 test series win against the springboks in South Africa. The first ever All Black Team in South Africa.

A formidable opponent, and one of the most capped All Black players of all time with 83 caps. Sean Fitzpatrick is a great leader of men. This makes him ideal for an after dinner or keynote speaker for your next conference or event.

Sean Fitzpatrick can also take a specific component such as teamwork or motivation and tailor it to your group.
Sean Fitzpatrick speaker

Speaker Video

Other speakers you might like:

Mark Readings

Mark Readings is one of the state's most respected journalists, presenters and MCs, having spent 35 years in the media industry.

In 2003 Mark was presented with a Logie Award and a Walkley Award for his coverage of the Bali bombings. He was one of the survivors, having been in the Sari Club and inside Paddy's Bar during the first explosion. It's a remarkable story nearly 20 years later.

Cody Simpson

Popstar Cody Simpson made international headlines for his stunning return to swimming. The international recording artist qualified for his first international competition at the Commonwealth Games only two years after returning to the pool. Cody qualified for the finals of the 100m butterfly and won a gold and silver medal for his heat swims in the 4x100m freestyle relay and the 4x100m medley relay respectively. 

Peter Bol

Peter Bol will inspire your audience with his inspirational stories & personal experiences from his athletic career. He talks about consistency, goal setting, productivity, resilience, confidence & the power of sports psychology.

Emma McKeon

With 11 Olympic Games Medals and 20 Commonwealth Games Medals to her name, Emma McKeon is not only one of the greatest swimmers of all time, but the most decorated Olympian, and one of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen.

Back to Top