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Watch: Ronan O’Gara’s humble interview as he’s inducted to Hall of Fame logo 12/09/2018 Cormac Cahill
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Ronan O’Gara was inducted into the rugby Hall of Fame, alongside Stephen Larkam, Liza Burgess, Bryan WIlliams and Pierre Villepreux.

The Irish number 10 will go down in folklore for his heroics against Wales when he nailed a late drop kick to earn Ireland their first Grand Slam in over 60 years.

The Munster man wore the number 10 jersey for his country 128 times, notching up 1,083 points.

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After the ceremony the always humble and understated player turned coach said that ‘I’m smart enough to realise that I play a team sport. I had an awesome pack of forwards in front of me that made me look good and I’ve been thinking about those boys this morning, especially one or two guys that aren’t still with us.’

O’Gara was inducted alongside Australian outhalf and World Cup winner, Stephen Larkam, French fullback, Pierre Villepreux, All Black Bryan Williams and Welsh women’s forward Liz Burgess.

O’Gara becomes the 12th Irish man to enter the Hall of Fame, following in the footsteps of his former international team mate, Brian O’Driscoll and Jack Kyle, Willie John McBride, Syd Millar, Tony O’Reilly, Mike Gibson, Ronnie Dawson, Keith Wood, Basil Maclear, Fergus Slattery and Tom Kiernan.


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