Ronan O’Gara has indicated that he will bring the curtain down on his illustrious international career at the conclusion of Ireland’s involvement in the World Cup.
The two time Heineken Cup winner was speaking after he played a crucial role in Ireland’s dramatic, heart stopping, 15-6 defeat of Tri-Nations champions Australia. Speaking after the match O’Gara said
“It’s massive, this is it for us, and I’m done with Ireland in a few weeks. I’ve had a great time in this jersey but I want this to be the biggest time. It’s a great team, a great bunch of lads and it means a lot to us”.
If and when he hangs up his green jersey O’Gara will have made a lasting contribution to Irish rugby He is the leading points scorer ever for Ireland with over a 1,000 points , he has also been capped 113 for his country.
For rugby fans the defining moment in O’Gara’s Ireland career came when his late drop goal secured Ireland their first Grand Slam in sixty one years when they beat Wales in Cardiff in 2009.