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# ronan-ogara - Yesterday’s News

Toulouse set up clash with Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle after beating Bordeaux-Begles
# Progression
# Progression

Toulouse set up clash with Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle after beating Bordeaux-Begles

7 hours ago 3,912 Views 6 Comments

The Top 14 final takes place at the Stade de France in Paris on 25 June.

# ronan-ogara - Friday 18 June, 2021

Ronan O'Gara leads La Rochelle into maiden French Top 14 final
# ROG
# ROG

Ronan O'Gara leads La Rochelle into maiden French Top 14 final

Fri 9:54 PM 52,265 Views 12 Comments

A 19-6 victory over Racing 92 tonight.

# ronan-ogara - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Rugby Weekly Extra: Woe for ROG, Richie Mo'unga on fire, and experiences in Japan
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# Membership Highlights

Rugby Weekly Extra: Woe for ROG, Richie Mo'unga on fire, and experiences in Japan

May 25th 2021, 5:33 PM 3,473 Views 1 Comment

A free clip from this week’s episode as Eoin Toolan joins Murray Kinsella to discuss the 2021 Champions Cup final as well as Eoin’s experiences as an analyst in Japan.

# ronan-ogara - Saturday 22 May, 2021

O'Gara: 'We've come a long way but there's no point in being second best'
# ROG
# ROG

O'Gara: 'We've come a long way but there's no point in being second best'

Updated May 22nd 2021, 8:34 PM 48,734 Views 19 Comments

The La Rochelle head coach said his team weren’t good enough to beat Toulouse.

Toulouse notch fifth European title as O'Gara's 14-man La Rochelle come up short
# Victors
# Victors

Toulouse notch fifth European title as O'Gara's 14-man La Rochelle come up short

May 22nd 2021, 6:53 PM 16,091 Views 42 Comments

Levani Botia’s first-half red card for a high tackle left La Rochelle with an uphill battle.

How to win friends and captivate people
# ROG And The Media
# ROG And The Media

How to win friends and captivate people

May 22nd 2021, 12:23 PM 31,723 Views 3 Comments

‘He’s gone the opposite direction to most coaches who put up a front.’

# ronan-ogara - Friday 21 May, 2021

Botia fit for La Rochelle as Dupont captains Toulouse in Champions Cup final
# Team News
# Team News

Botia fit for La Rochelle as Dupont captains Toulouse in Champions Cup final

May 21st 2021, 12:23 PM 5,119 Views 2 Comments

Ronan O’Gara’s side have brought Kevin Gourdon and Dany Priso back into the starting XV.

# ronan-ogara - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

'I'm in it to win. I'm not in it to partake' - ROG and La Rochelle target European crown
# Les Maritimes
# Les Maritimes

'I'm in it to win. I'm not in it to partake' - ROG and La Rochelle target European crown

May 19th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,134 Views 3 Comments

The Cork man’s coaching philosophy continues to impress.

# ronan-ogara - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Philippe Saint-André: Ronan O'Gara is doing 'an amazing job' at La Rochelle
# Big In France
# Big In France

Philippe Saint-André: Ronan O'Gara is doing 'an amazing job' at La Rochelle

May 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 8,552 Views 0 Comments

The former France boss has been impressed by O’Gara’s coaching career.

'I’m very proud, very excited. The club is trying to write a new history'
# First Time
# First Time

'I’m very proud, very excited. The club is trying to write a new history'

Updated May 18th 2021, 5:35 PM 29,205 Views 11 Comments

Ronan O’Gara hopes to see La Rochelle claim their first European title this weekend.

# ronan-ogara - Sunday 2 May, 2021

O'Gara returns to haunt Leinster's European dream yet again
# Heartbreak
# Heartbreak

O'Gara returns to haunt Leinster's European dream yet again

May 2nd 2021, 5:15 PM 68,398 Views 181 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side lost 32-23 to Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle in today’s Champions Cup semi-final.

# ronan-ogara - Saturday 1 May, 2021

'Ronan is an ultimate competitor. He has asked the question ‘Why not us?''
# ROG
# ROG

'Ronan is an ultimate competitor. He has asked the question ‘Why not us?''

May 1st 2021, 10:00 AM 30,696 Views 12 Comments

Former All Black Victor Vito has hailed O’Gara’s influence on La Rochelle.

# ronan-ogara - Saturday 10 April, 2021

Ronan O'Gara heads to yet another European semi-final as La Rochelle win
# La ROGhelle
# La ROGhelle

Ronan O'Gara heads to yet another European semi-final as La Rochelle win

Apr 10th 2021, 4:57 PM 19,103 Views 5 Comments

La Rochelle reach their first Champions Cup semi-final with a 45-21 win over Sale.

# ronan-ogara - Saturday 27 March, 2021

When brilliant tries from D'Arcy and Horgan helped Leinster to beat Munster
# Classic
# Classic

When brilliant tries from D'Arcy and Horgan helped Leinster to beat Munster

Mar 27th 2021, 7:45 AM 5,987 Views 2 Comments

20 years ago, Nathan Spooner played a key role as Leinster claimed the inaugural Celtic League.

# ronan-ogara - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle move top in France
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle move top in France

Feb 20th 2021, 7:06 PM 14,430 Views 9 Comments

They scratched out a 16-11 home victory over Stade Francais on Saturday.

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders
# ROG
# ROG

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders

Feb 20th 2021, 8:00 AM 46,845 Views 42 Comments

The 43-year-old Cork man has had an impact on the French club’s defence and attack.

# ronan-ogara - Monday 8 February, 2021

'That's where we'll see what he's made of': O'Gara has sympathy for Burns blunder and O'Mahony red
# Targets
# Targets

'That's where we'll see what he's made of': O'Gara has sympathy for Burns blunder and O'Mahony red

Updated Feb 8th 2021, 8:07 PM 35,976 Views 37 Comments

The La Rochelle head coach feels more red cards are inevitable when the ruck changes so rapidly.

# ronan-ogara - Friday 15 January, 2021

Eight new Covid-19 cases and lockdown extension for O'Gara's La Rochelle
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Eight new Covid-19 cases and lockdown extension for O'Gara's La Rochelle

Jan 15th 2021, 12:17 PM 5,442 Views 0 Comments

The club’s training centre was first closed after registering 15 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.

# ronan-ogara - Sunday 27 December, 2020

O'Gara's La Rochelle maintain Top 14 lead with Montpellier win
# On Top
# On Top

O'Gara's La Rochelle maintain Top 14 lead with Montpellier win

Dec 27th 2020, 6:05 PM 18,922 Views 16 Comments

They were 22-9 winners in spite of playing an hour with 14 men.

# ronan-ogara - Saturday 31 October, 2020

'I was closed in Munster. I was happy with my lot, but my eyes got opened in Crusaders'
# Connecting
# Connecting

'I was closed in Munster. I was happy with my lot, but my eyes got opened in Crusaders'

Oct 31st 2020, 7:20 AM 25,409 Views 1 Comment

La Rochelle head coach Ronan O’Gara says connecting with players is as important as anything else.

# ronan-ogara - Monday 17 August, 2020

'Leinster-Munster is huge... it's still the biggest game of the year'
# Rivalry
# Rivalry

'Leinster-Munster is huge... it's still the biggest game of the year'

Updated Aug 17th 2020, 8:08 PM 24,912 Views 35 Comments

Isa Nacewa and Ronan O’Gara look forward to the return of rugby in Ireland.

# ronan-ogara - Friday 1 May, 2020

'Mayhem, absolute mayhem... It was just bedlam in Thomond Park that day'
# 2000: Revisited
# 2000: Revisited

'Mayhem, absolute mayhem... It was just bedlam in Thomond Park that day'

Updated May 1st 2020, 5:00 PM 23,254 Views 19 Comments

Declan Kidney’s Munster broke new ground in Europe in the 1999/2000 season.

# ronan-ogara - Saturday 18 April, 2020

'It was special doing the haka and facing guys I played with in New Zealand'
# Mafs
# Mafs

'It was special doing the haka and facing guys I played with in New Zealand'

Apr 18th 2020, 8:00 AM 36,776 Views 23 Comments

Lifeimi Mafi helped Munster to the 2008 Heineken Cup and has fond memories of his time in Carrigaline.

# ronan-ogara - Monday 13 April, 2020

When Munster pulled off a miracle against Gloucester at Thomond Park
# The Miracle Match
# The Miracle Match

When Munster pulled off a miracle against Gloucester at Thomond Park

Apr 13th 2020, 2:49 PM 29,484 Views 27 Comments

Alan Gaffney’s men were on the brink of a pool-stage exit in the Heineken Cup.

# ronan-ogara - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'There are players who to this day struggle to cope with the defeat'
# Pain
# Pain

'There are players who to this day struggle to cope with the defeat'

Apr 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 13,864 Views 15 Comments

In this extract from ‘Behind the Lions,’ the gut-wrenching 2009 loss is recalled.

# ronan-ogara - Monday 10 February, 2020

TV Wrap - Matt Williams not quite on the same script as Ireland impress against Wales
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap - Matt Williams not quite on the same script as Ireland impress against Wales

Feb 10th 2020, 8:45 AM 41,574 Views 33 Comments

Mattie took some flak for his comments on another stellar outing for Virgin Media’s rugby panel.

# ronan-ogara - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Things are looking up for Ireland, says Ronan O’Gara
# Believer
# Believer

Things are looking up for Ireland, says Ronan O’Gara

Jan 29th 2020, 7:49 PM 14,044 Views 15 Comments

Former Ireland great reckons Andy Farrell could find it easier to be a head coach than a No2.

# ronan-ogara - Friday 18 October, 2019

'It’s not a thing I’d do' - Schmidt insists he hasn't called on ROG for inside info
# Knowledge
# Knowledge

'It’s not a thing I’d do' - Schmidt insists he hasn't called on ROG for inside info

Oct 18th 2019, 1:00 AM 8,610 Views 11 Comments

The former Ireland out-half spent two seasons working with the Crusaders.

# ronan-ogara - Sunday 25 August, 2019

O'Gara's La Rochelle reign begins in defeat to Clermont
# Inauspicious
# Inauspicious

O'Gara's La Rochelle reign begins in defeat to Clermont

Aug 25th 2019, 6:40 PM 29,612 Views 36 Comments

In a re-run of last season’s European Challenge Cup final, Clermont were again superior to their opponents.

# ronan-ogara - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

'It was tough to leave my childhood club, but an opportunity like this doesn't fall in your lap for no reason'
# Fresh Start
# Fresh Start

'It was tough to leave my childhood club, but an opportunity like this doesn't fall in your lap for no reason'

Aug 14th 2019, 12:00 PM 40,263 Views 18 Comments

After falling down the pecking order at Munster, Bill Johnston is taking the chance to reinvent himself up North.

# ronan-ogara - Monday 29 July, 2019

Watch: Ronan O'Gara on Crusaders, becoming a better coach and returning to France
# One On One
# One On One

Watch: Ronan O'Gara on Crusaders, becoming a better coach and returning to France

Jul 29th 2019, 7:10 PM 6,380 Views 3 Comments

Ireland’s all-time leading points scorer chatted to The42 at Energia Park today.

Staying away from Munster helping O'Gara become a better coach
# ROG
# ROG

Staying away from Munster helping O'Gara become a better coach

Jul 29th 2019, 3:43 PM 11,097 Views 32 Comments

The former Ireland out-half is straight into his role as the new La Rochelle head coach.

# ronan-ogara - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Ronan O'Gara returning to Top 14 as head coach with La Rochelle
# Northbound
# Northbound

Ronan O'Gara returning to Top 14 as head coach with La Rochelle

Jun 12th 2019, 11:00 AM 26,991 Views 22 Comments

The Corkman will leave Christchurch this summer to replace Xavier Garbajosa in Jono Gibbes’ backroom team.

# ronan-ogara - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

'It's decision time' - O'Gara confirms interest from La Rochelle and rules out Munster return
# In Demand
# In Demand

'It's decision time' - O'Gara confirms interest from La Rochelle and rules out Munster return

May 14th 2019, 5:27 PM 30,748 Views 25 Comments

He isn’t ruling out remaining at Crusaders for another year, either.

# ronan-ogara - Monday 13 May, 2019

La Rochelle announce departure of backs coach amid O'Gara links
# Top 14
# Top 14

La Rochelle announce departure of backs coach amid O'Gara links

May 13th 2019, 4:50 PM 9,113 Views 17 Comments

The former Ireland out-half could be set for a position on Jono Gibbes’ coaching ticket.

# ronan-ogara - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Crusaders review 'offensive' name and branding after Christchurch mosque attack
# Super Rugby
# Super Rugby

Crusaders review 'offensive' name and branding after Christchurch mosque attack

Apr 3rd 2019, 3:00 PM 28,344 Views 156 Comments

The head of New Zealand Rugby said the current branding was ‘no longer tenable’.

# ronan-ogara - Saturday 30 March, 2019

'I have an amount of work to do here' - O'Gara dismisses reports linking him to France national team
# No Dice
# No Dice

'I have an amount of work to do here' - O'Gara dismisses reports linking him to France national team

Mar 30th 2019, 3:36 PM 6,482 Views 2 Comments

Reports suggested the Munster legend would join Jacques Brunel’s backroom staff for the World Cup.

# ronan-ogara - Friday 29 March, 2019

ROG's Crusaders bounce back from rare defeat to blitz Hurricanes
# Super Rugby
# Super Rugby

ROG's Crusaders bounce back from rare defeat to blitz Hurricanes

Mar 29th 2019, 9:30 AM 7,695 Views 1 Comment

The defending champions had lost to NSW Waratahs last week.

# ronan-ogara - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Next France coach will be chosen before World Cup says Les Bleus rugby chief, Laporte
# Succession Plan
# Succession Plan

Next France coach will be chosen before World Cup says Les Bleus rugby chief, Laporte

Mar 27th 2019, 3:46 PM 7,242 Views 7 Comments

He also commented on stories linking Ronan O’Gara to the French backroom staff.

# ronan-ogara - Monday 25 March, 2019

O'Gara ‘ready to sign’ with Les Bleus for World Cup — French report
# Closing In
# Closing In

O'Gara ‘ready to sign’ with Les Bleus for World Cup — French report

Mar 25th 2019, 11:50 AM 37,992 Views 31 Comments

The former Munster man’s contract with the Crusaders expires this summer.

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