One of the best goal-kickers and game-controlling fly-halves of his era, Ronan O’Gara is still Ireland’s leading point scorer and the top point scorer in the history of the European Cup by some distance. Ronan won 128 caps for Ireland, winning three Triple Crowns and the Grand Slam. He also played on the British and Lions tours on three occasions (2001 2005, 2009). He is Munster's all time leading scorer and holds the Heineken Cup record for most points and caps.
Perhaps his most notable moment in a green jersey was the last-minute drop goal which brought Ireland a 17-15 win over Wales and the 2009 Six Nations Grand Slam – Ireland’s first for 61 years. When he finally called time on his Irish career he was the sixth most-capped player in international rugby.
Despite being born in California, O’Gara was a Cork man through and through, making his Munster debut in 1997 and then helping the province to Heineken Cup wins in 2006 and 2008.
As a superb reader of the game, a move into coaching was the natural course of action for O’Gara once he finally hung up his boots. After four years as an assistant coach at Racing 92, he left Paris at the end of 2017 to take on a similar role with the Crusaders in New Zealand. He is currently the Director of Rugby of La Rochelle after joining them in 2019.
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Director of Rugby at La Rochelle French rugby union & one of the best goal-kickers and game-controlling fly-halves of his era. Ronan won 128 caps for Ireland, winning three Triple Crowns and the Grand Slam.