Tuesday 21 January 2020

O'Gara reveals French 'dream'

Hugh Farrelly

RONAN O'GARA plans to play on for a year after the 2011 World Cup and has revealed his "dream" of a post-playing career in France.

Speaking to 'Midi Olympique', the 33-year-old out-half stressed that he could never envisage playing for any side except for Munster but the Heineken Cup record points-scorer, and ERC player of the last 15 years, said he could see himself in backroom role with a Top 14 club after he stops playing.

"Maybe as a kicking specialist or a three-quarter coach, I still don't know," said O'Gara, "but France has always attracted me, I studied the language over two years in university.

"I think the year after the World Cup will be my last before I hang up my boots. I have had everything in Munster, a team which played at the top level in Europe and my family at the stadium every weekend. I also wanted to show my loyalty by staying with Munster and think I have made the right choice."

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