Michael Fitzgerald finished with a solid 60 games for Manawatu and was one of the elite players in the group. His fitness and determination paid dividends on the park with numerous tackles and barnstorming runs made. FitzGerald was a vital part of the Chiefs Super Rugby team that won the competition back to back in 2012 and 2013. The 1.97m lock signed for English club Leicester in 2015.
- Position: Lock
- Number of Manawatu Games: 60
- High School Club: Wanganui High School
- Manawatu Club: Te Kawau
- Nationality: New Zealand
- Date of Birth: 03 February 1987