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Ronan O’Gara On The “Disturbing” Reaction To Meeting The Queen

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Ronan O’Gara has enjoyed one of the most prestigious careers in Irish Rugby, winning two Heineken Cups, one Grand Slam and was a three-time British & Irish Lions tourist. Throughout his near two-decade playing career, countless iconic photographs of O’Gara have been snapped from celebrating his Grand-Slam winning drop-goal to Munster’s Heineken Cup glory. However, one photograph which still lingers …

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O’Gara Documents The Beginning Of His Bitter Rivalry With Sexton

Ronan O’Gara and Johnny Sexton are a unique duo. Opposing fly-halves from one of rugby’s fiercest rivalries, Munster and Leinster, which gradually transformed into a battle for the Ireland number 10 jersey. O’Gara desperate to keep his spot, Sexton vying to take it from him. However, upon the Munster man’s retirement in 2013, both O’Gara and Sexton found themselves at …

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Johnny Sexton Claims Ireland Captaincy Could Come Under Review

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Johnny Sexton believes his position as Ireland captain may be reviewed following the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The Leinster and Ireland out-half took over the captaincy from Rory Best at the turn of the year before leading Ireland in their opening three games of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations before all sporting events ceased due to the pandemic. Speaking on Off …

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Ronan O’Gara Explains Comments On Johnny Sexton’s Captaincy

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Former Ireland international Ronan O’Gara has explained the comments he made about Johnny Sexton’s role as the Irish captain saying they were misinterpreted.  Speaking in the week after Ireland’s disastrous 24-12 defeat to England, the Munster legend suggested that his former understudy may have enough on his plate without having to deal with the pressure of leading the side as …

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Sexton Turning His Back To Critics As He Looks To Lead By Example


“You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” – American Football coaching legend, Lou Holtz. Criticism is part of the parcel of professional sport, some of it justified and constructive, a lot is completely unwarranted. The Irish rugby team probably endured more of the latter this …

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O’Gara Suggests Ireland Adapt Japan Attacking Style After Dismal Loss

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The post-mortem on Ireland’s troubling 24-12 loss to England in Twickenham this afternoon has already started and will continue for a long time to come.  The finishing scoreline flattered Andy Farrell’s side following a last-minute try from Andrew Porter but there can be no papering over the cracks that this game exposed. England dominated Ireland in every aspect of the …

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Ronan O’Gara & Matt Williams Disagree On-Air About Ireland Performance


Ronan O’Gara and Matt Williams got into an on-air disagreement following Ireland’s win over Wales. Andy Farrell’s team beat Wales 24-14 at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday in a much-improved performance from the victory over Scotland last Saturday. Ireland secured a bonus-point in the win, which saw Jordan Larmour, Tadhg Furlong, Josh van der Flier and Andrew Conway score tries …

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Ronan O’Gara Praises Warren Gatland’s Impact With Wales

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Ronan O’Gara has praised the impact Warren Gatland had on the Wales rugby team and the sport in the country. Gatland led Wales to four Six Nations championships during his 12 years as head coach. On their day under him, Wales were a match for any side in the world. Gatland The Kiwi helped make them one of the most …

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Mo’unga Hails Impact Of Ronan O’Gara Despite Accent Barrier


New Zealand fly-half Richie Mo’unga has praised the role former coach Ronan O’Gara played in his development during the Cork man’s time with the Crusaders.  O’Gara spent two seasons as backs coach with the New Zealand side, prior to his move to Top 14 side La Rochelle, and had a pivotal role in the side securing back-to-back Super Rugby titles. …

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Ronan O’Gara: The Move Wasn’t Right For Either Of Us

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Life doesn’t stop for Munster and Ireland legend Ronan O’Gara.  The Cork man finished up his role as assistant coach with the Crusaders on July 6th as he watched his former side lift a third consecutive Super Rugby title thanks to their 19-3 victory over the Jaguares in Christchurch. Nine days later, he was on the other side of the …

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Ronan O’Gara Confirmed As Head Coach Of La Rochelle


Ronan O’Gara is the new head coach of La Rochelle The news was confirmed by the French club on Wednesday morning. O’Gara has been part of the coaching staff with Crusaders since January 2018. But will leave the Super Rugby side when their season ends next month to take up his first head coach role. The former Munster and Ireland …

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