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#James O'Connor

# james-oconnor - Monday 26 January, 2015

After playing at out-half, centre and in the back 3, rugby’s most versatile man is going to specialise

Michael Cheika doesn’t want James O’Connor playing at 10, 12 or 13 anymore.

# james-oconnor - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Springboks to face Nick Mallet-coached World XV this summer

Steffon Armitage, BJ Botha, James O’Connor, Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell have all been confirmed to take part.

# james-oconnor - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Barbarians announce star-studded cast for June encounter with England XV

The free-running invitational side have nailed down several big names for their clash at Twickenham.

# james-oconnor - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Toulon sign James O’Connor on one-year deal

The versatile 23-year-old Queenslander will complete the current season with London Irish.

# james-oconnor - Sunday 5 January, 2014

O’Connor tipped for Wallabies World Cup return Australia This post contains a poll

O’Connor tipped for Wallabies World Cup return

London Irish coach Brian Smith expects the talented back to make a bid for RWC2015 inclusion.

# james-oconnor - Saturday 4 January, 2014

James O’Connor man of the match in London Irish win

The controversial Australian star was the key man in the Premiership victory over Worcester.

# james-oconnor - Sunday 22 December, 2013

James O’Connor to join Toulon – report

The versatile Australian has agreed terms with the wealthy Top 14 club, according to one French newspaper.

# james-oconnor - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Check out this bizarre, wind-assisted boomerang restart by Ian Humphreys Windy City This post contains videos

Check out this bizarre, wind-assisted boomerang restart by Ian Humphreys

The London Irish out-half was forced to field his own kick-off.

# james-oconnor - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Exile: James O’Connor signs with London Irish until end of season

The 23-year-old will give Brian Smith plenty of back-line options between now and May.

# james-oconnor - Monday 28 October, 2013

London Irish set to announce signing of Wallaby James O’Connor

The 23-year-old started all three Tests against the British & Irish Lions, this summer, at outhalf.

# james-oconnor - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Tarnished James O’Connor winging his way to Europe

London Irish are being linked with the young back who lost out on a central contract in Australia last month.

# james-oconnor - Thursday 3 October, 2013

James O’Connor’s international contract cancelled by Australia

Controversial back says he is focused on earning his place back, but won’t be part of Australia’s November tour.

# james-oconnor - Friday 20 September, 2013

Australia drop James O’Connor following flight allegations

Winger failed to “uphold the behavioural and cultural standards” of the team, coach Ewen McKenzie said.

# james-oconnor - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Wallabies star James O’Connor thrown out of Perth Airport

The winger was allegedly intoxicated when he was not allowed to board a flight.

# james-oconnor - Sunday 30 June, 2013

James O’Connor admits to fast-food error

The Australian player said he made an “error of judgement” after a controversial incident last week.

# james-oconnor - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Coach gives Wallabies goalkicking lessons from South Africa… on Skype

The Aussies landed four kicks from nine in the First Test loss to the Lions.

Wallabies deny Beale and O’Connor boozing as 4am Burger King photos emerge

The Australian Rugby Union has stated it was aware of the night out and insists the players were not drinking alcohol.

# james-oconnor - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Genia and O’Connor team up as Australia name side for Lions Test

Robbie Deans has named three debutants in a starting XV to be captained by lock James Horwill.

# james-oconnor - Friday 14 June, 2013

Genia working hard to sync up with ‘adaptable’ O’Connor

The young utility back is a minor fitness concern for Australia this week.

# james-oconnor - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

O’Connor hails Aussie preparation ahead of Lions series

The Lions face Super Rugby side Western Force in their second tour match on Wednesday following their 59-8 win over the Barbarians in Hong Kong last Saturday.

# james-oconnor - Sunday 2 June, 2013

View from Down Under: Time for Australia to embrace James O’Connor era

Jack Howes from Green and Gold Rugby predicts a huge series ahead for the Aussie flyhalf.

# james-oconnor - Monday 20 May, 2013

O’Connor relishing Lions visit after getting the nod ahead of Quade Cooper

The Australian fly-half will be first choice going into next month’s three-Test series.

# james-oconnor - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Quade Cooper left out of Australia squad for Lions Tour

Inspirational and abrasive flanker George Smith will miss the tour after a knee ligament injury.

# james-oconnor - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Aussie outhalf James O’Connor gets knocked into next week Top Thumps This post contains videos

Aussie outhalf James O’Connor gets knocked into next week

Brian O’Driscoll and Jamie Roberts will be licking their Lions lips.

Lions worry for Australia’s James O’Connor after shoulder injury

The 22-year-old will be out of action until the end of the month after receiving a blow against Auckland Blues.

# james-oconnor - Friday 15 February, 2013

VIDEO: Super Rugby is back, here’s what you missed Super Xv This post contains videos

VIDEO: Super Rugby is back, here’s what you missed

Flashy finishes, dodgy cards, dodgy haircuts and just a little more.

# james-oconnor - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Pro12: Connacht coach Millard ‘still tossing and turning’ about replacing Elwood

The Australian has taken a number of calls from southern hemisphere coaches about the soon to be vacant post.

# james-oconnor - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Rugby Championship: O’Connor backs Cooper to bounce back

The Injured utility back says Quade Cooper will return to full fitness and the Wallaby squad a more determined player.

# james-oconnor - Monday 28 November, 2011

WATCH: Peter Stringer intercepts James O’Connor’s conversion attempt Quick Thinking This post contains videos

WATCH: Peter Stringer intercepts James O’Connor’s conversion attempt

The Australian dwelled on his kick for a few seconds too long and the canny Munster man duly intervened.

# james-oconnor - Thursday 20 October, 2011

The Score’s team of the Rugby World Cup

It’s taken us all of 46 games (and over a month of late nights and early morning), but we’ve finally settled on 15 names worthy of a place on our dream teamsheet.

# james-oconnor - Monday 3 October, 2011

Choice cuts: do you agree with our Rugby World Cup team of the tournament so far?

We’ve picked our best XV of the tournament so far. Check it out and let us know if you agree.

# james-oconnor - Monday 26 September, 2011

Irish Eye: Saint Cillian’s brace breaks Hearts

Want to know how your favourite Irish footballers got on across the water this weekend? We’ve got all the details right here.

# james-oconnor - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Aussies rue Ioane injury, indulge in some BOD worship

Australia’s stars have admitted that Digby Ioane’s injury is a blow and reveal that they are very wary of the talents of Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll.

# james-oconnor - Thursday 8 September, 2011

A Bluffer’s Guide to… the Rugby World Cup FAQ

A Bluffer’s Guide to… the Rugby World Cup

Still baffled by all this business in New Zealand? Let us take you by the hand and walk you through the tournament format.

# james-oconnor - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Donal Lenihan fixes Ireland’s date with destiny

We sat down with the player-turned-coach-turned-pundit to discuss everything from the national side’s must-win game with Australia to the source of Lièvremont’s madness.

# james-oconnor - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Discontent in Australia camp ahead of World Cup

The misbehaviour of James O’Connor has sparked rumours of in-fighting within the Wallabies World Cup squad. Is that the sound of opportunity knocking?

# james-oconnor - Monday 25 July, 2011

View from Oz: Let the good times roll! Down Under This post contains videos

View from Oz: Let the good times roll!

Between the Wallabies’ thumping of South Africa, Cadel Evans’ Tour de France victory and one of the most exciting Perth derbies in AFL history, it’s been a big week Down Under.

# james-oconnor - Friday 22 July, 2011

A Bluffer’s Guide to… the Tri-Nations Series

The Tri-Nations Series kicks off tomorrow with Australia v South Africa at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Get the low-down on what’s happening and who’ll be making the happenings happen with our latest Bluffer’s Guide.

# james-oconnor - Monday 13 December, 2010

Irish Eye: Roy Keane on the brink of Ipswich Town exit after latest defeat

No Irish names on the Championship’s score-sheets again this week.