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Staying put: ROG hits back at Toulon claims

The Ireland fly-half has had to come out and deny he’s departing Munster after it was reported that he had agreed a move to France.

O'Gara in action during this year's Six Nations.
O'Gara in action during this year's Six Nations.
Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

RONAN O’GARA HAS denied reports that he is set to exit Munster after some parts of the media ran with claims that he had agreed to join Top 14 side Toulon.

A fake Twitter account in his name tweeted: “Breaking news guys.. wanted to leave it until after six nations. Just been confirmed moving to Toulon on a two year deal!”

Some media outlets, including The Daily Mail,then falsely reported the news online, which led the 35-year-old, who came on as a substitute in Ireland’s 30-9 defeat to England at Twickenham yesterday, to respond via his real account by quashing the accusations.

O’Gara said the information was ‘inaccurate’ and reiterated his commitment to the province which he has played for since making his debut in 1997.

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