You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Ronan O’Gara to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Extra.ie logo Extra.ie 10/08/2018 Barry Arnold
a man holding a football ball © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

Ireland and Munster legend Ronan O’Gara is set to become the 12th Irishman to have rugby’s highest honour bestowed upon him.

a crowd of people watching a football game © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland The out-half hung up his boots in 2013 after a glittering trophy-laden career including two European Cup wins and famously kicking Ireland to Gram Slam glory in 2009.

The Cork man earned 128 caps over his 13 years representing Ireland and the remains all-time record points scorer with a total of 1,083.

  a person wearing a suit and tie © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

His last-gasp drop goal secured against Wales secured a first Grand Slam win for Ireland in 61 years in 2009.

a man wearing a uniform © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland O’Gara also played in three British & Irish Lions tours, while he also won two European Cups with Munster in 2006 and 2008, as well as three Celtic League titles.

O'Gara Carbery © Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland O'Gara Carbery All of this and more is why ROG will be joining illustrious company as one of five players being inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

a man wearing a uniform: ROG Makes Decision © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland ROG Makes Decision Liza Burgess (Wales), Stephen Larkham (Australia), Pierre Villepreux (France) and Bryan Williams (New Zealand) will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame on 12 September in Rugby, England.

© Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Since his retirement five years ago, O’Gara has served as an assistant coach with Top 14 side Racing 92 and recent Super Rugby champions Crusaders in New Zealand.

a man standing next to a woman © Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland The 41-year-old becomes the 12th Irish inductee, following Brian O’Driscoll, Basil Maclear, Fergus Slattery, Tom Kiernan, Keith Wood, Ronnie Dawson, Mike Gibson, Syd Millar, Tony O’Reilly, Willie-John McBride and Jack Kyle.

a man wearing a uniform © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

       
AdChoices
AdChoices

More from Extra.ie

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon