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Paul O’Connell Selects His Captain For The 2021 Lions Tour

Former British and Irish Lions captain Paul O’Connell believes that Owen Farrell is the right man to skipper the team for their 2021 tour to South Africa. O’Connell, who led the Lions during their last series against the Springboks in 2009, believes that the England captain has the right “abrasive attitude” for the job. Sam Warburton captained the side during …

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Recalling “The Worst Moment” Of Paul O’Connell’s Career

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As Covid-19 continues to put an indefinite halt on the rugby season, we’ve decided to dig out some of our favourite autobiographies in search of some interesting and memorable anecdotes.  Paul O’Connell’s ‘The Battle’, co-authored by Alan English, is a superb read. It gives a fascinating insight into the mindset of one of Ireland’s greatest ever players and the steely …

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“You See The Boys Gravitating Towards Him” – Farrell On O’Connell Impact

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Andy Farrell has drawn on the experience of Munster and Ireland legend Paul O’Connell as his side prepares for the eagerly-anticipated clash with England at Twickenham on Sunday. In O’Connell’s distinguished career, the Limerick man came up against England on 13 occasions, winning eight times and coming out on the wrong side of the result five times. Six of those …

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Johnny Sexton Sought Paul O’Connell Advice For New Captaincy Role

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Johnny Sexton has long been a leader for both Leinster and Ireland but he is now entering new territory as captain of the national side.  Before this Six Nations, Sexton only captained Ireland on one occasion and that occurred recently – against Russia at the 2019 World Cup in Japan. When the debate surrounding who will be the official captain …

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Paul O’Connell Unsure Whether To Continue Coaching Career

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Paul O’Connell admits he is unsure whether or not he will resume a career in professional coaching following a spell at Stade Français that he described as “disappointing.”  After retiring from the professional game following the 2015 World Cup, O’Connell linked up with Noel McNamara and the Irish Under-20s as an assistant coach in 2018. However, the following summer he …

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Paul O’Connell Confirms He Is To Leave Stade Francais

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Paul O’Connell has confirmed that he is to step down from his coaching role at French club, Stade Francais at the end of the season. However, the former Ireland captain has reiterated that he is not leaving to take up another coaching role. In a statement O’Connell said; “I have decided not to stay beyond my contract year with the …

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Paul O’Connell Takes Up Coaching Role In The Top 14

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According to reports in Ireland, Paul O’Connell has taken up a coaching role in the Top 14.  O’Connell will join the Parisian outfit, Stade Francais, as their new forwards coach and he will join a background team which includes Heyneke Meyer, Pieter De Villiers, Julian Dupuy, John McFarland and Mike Prendergast. Prendergast coached Oyannax last season and previous to that, …

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Irish Rugby Announce Paul O’Connell Will Take Up Coaching Role

Former Munster, Ireland and Lions captain Paul O’Connell is widely respected as one of the greatest players of the professional era in the country, and commands respect all over the globe. The 38-year-old made 108 appearances for Ireland, the last coming against France in the 2015 World Cup. Throughout his career, he was an inspiration in the pack, as he helped Ireland …

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