O'Gara kicks back in the sun on a Caribbean break

Ronan O'Gara hands the Noss Norgrove Cup to Barbarians captain Johnny Bailey in the British Virgin Islands

Laura Butler

RUGBY legend Ronan O'Gara has been enjoying the start of his retirement with a sun-soaked break in the British Virgin Islands.

The ex-international out-half, who won 128 caps for Ireland, was flown out to the Caribbean last week to attend the BVI Rugby Football Union annual dinner and awards as their guest of honour.

He jetted over to the holiday destination of Scrub Island ahead of the black-tie event and was seen at a variety of social events associated with the rugby club.

The 36-year-old also went along to a rugby match between the Arawaks and Barbarians, where he handed over the Noss Norgrove Cup to Barbarians' winning captain Johnny Bailey.

O'Gara is expected to return to Ireland in the coming days and begin preparations for his move to France next month.

The ex-Munster star will take up his new coaching role at French club Racing Metro in July, where he will work as a specialist kicking coach to, among others, Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton.