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Rugby WAG Kerri struggles to play it low key with Luke

The country's latest rugby WAG, Kerri Ingram Walpole (20), is struggling to keep a lid on her romance with international star Luke Fitzgerald (22).

The couple met through mutual friends and have been enjoying a blossoming romance for several weeks now.

Kerri has been doing her best to keep the relationship low key as it is still relatively early days between them.

"She's quite private about her personal life and her and Luke are keen to keep things under the radar," said an insider.

"They have been seeing each other a few weeks now and they are getting on great but she doesn't want to talk about the romance as she prefers to be more low key about things.

"She and Luke were at a friend's party last weekend and were seen openly kissing towards the end of the night, but they're both still very young so they don't know what's going to happen between them."

DIT student Kerri made her first foray into the business in 2008 after beating off stiff competition from 21 other colleges around the country to win the title of Miss University 2008, a competition run by socialite Ivano Cafolla.

The competition earned her qualification to the Miss Universe Ireland pageant, where she was given odds of 12-1 to win, but the title was eventually won by Lynn Kelly.