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This year
'Ronan is really a competitor. He changed the mindset of the team'
The Irishman’s influence was hailed after La Rochelle beat Ulster at the death.
ROG's La Rochelle end Toulouse hoodoo ahead of the visit of Ulster
This win ends an eight-game losing streak for La Rochelle against Toulouse.
Last year
O'Gara set to extend La Rochelle contract until 2027 amid England link - reports
French media are reporting that the Munster and Ireland legend will stay on.
# The Boss
'It would be bad news' - La Rochelle hope to keep ROG despite England link
Jules Favre hailed the influence of O’Gara and Donnacha Ryan at the Top 14 club.
'I’m shaped by my years spent in Munster. That’s innate in me'
Ronan O’Gara is hoping to lead La Rochelle to Champions Cup success this weekend, with old foes Leinster standing in his way.
'I’d be very wary of anything the coach of La Rochelle says in the media' - Cullen cautious on O'Gara quotes
Leo Cullen says he won’t pay too much attention to Ronan O’Gara’s various media commitments ahead of next weekend’s Champions Cup final.
# On The Road
'It's a shame for a semi-final, it's unacceptable' - Ronan O'Gara
La Rochelle are frustrated at Racing moving the clash to Lens in the north of France.
# Home Advantage
Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle roll on to quarter-final clash with Montpellier
Another win over Bordeaux saw La Rochelle through from the Round of 16.
# statement
ROG's La Rochelle underline European credentials with away win in Bordeaux
The Irish head coach was serving a touchline ban as his men took control of their Round of 16 tie.
# rugby weekly extra
'O'Gara held onto my hand and said, 'Look me in the eye and show some respect''
Will Genia was a guest on today’s episode of Rugby Weekly Extra for members of The42.
All time
O'Gara's La Rochelle jump up to fourth in the Top 14 heading into 2022
Forwards coach Donnacha Ryan will have been happy with their 25-3 win over Lyon last night.
# Head Coach
ROG the dream appointment for many Munster fans but contract complicates it
Johann van Graan will leave the province at the end of the current season.
'One out-half isn’t going to win you the World Cup, you need two'
Ronan O’Gara says Ireland need to be careful in managing their out-halves ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Ronan O'Gara leads La Rochelle into maiden French Top 14 final
A 19-6 victory over Racing 92 tonight.
# Bouncing Back
Ronan O'Gara and La Rochelle still have their best days ahead of them
The Top 14 club is set up to consistently push for trophies in the coming seasons.
O'Gara: 'We've come a long way but there's no point in being second best'
The La Rochelle head coach said his team weren’t good enough to beat Toulouse.
# lock
Man mountain Skelton loving life in La Rochelle working with O'Gara
The 6ft 8ins Wallaby has been in sensational form this season.
# les maritimes
'I'm in it to win. I'm not in it to partake' - ROG and La Rochelle target European crown
The Cork man’s coaching philosophy continues to impress.
# First Time
'I’m very proud, very excited. The club is trying to write a new history'
Ronan O’Gara hopes to see La Rochelle claim their first European title this weekend.
'Ronan is an ultimate competitor. He has asked the question ‘Why not us?''
Former All Black Victor Vito has hailed O’Gara’s influence on La Rochelle.
O'Gara signs new three-year deal to stay with La Rochelle until 2024
The former Munster and Ireland out-half will lead the Top 14 club form next season onwards.
Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle reach quarter-finals of Champions Cup
La Rochelle saw off Gloucester 27-16 at Kingsholm.
How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders
The 43-year-old Cork man has had an impact on the French club’s defence and attack.
# Targets
'That's where we'll see what he's made of': O'Gara has sympathy for Burns blunder and O'Mahony red
The La Rochelle head coach feels more red cards are inevitable when the ruck changes so rapidly.
# connecting
'I was closed in Munster. I was happy with my lot, but my eyes got opened in Crusaders'
La Rochelle head coach Ronan O’Gara says connecting with players is as important as anything else.
# Crusaders
'ROG has been awesome... He’s very determined like all the other Irish are'
Ronan O’Gara has had an influence on several of the All Blacks players.
# le rog
Ronan O'Gara relieved as La Rochelle get up and running
The sold-out Stade Marcel Deflandre was rocking as the former Ireland out half oversaw his first home game.
Staying away from Munster helping O'Gara become a better coach
The former Ireland out-half is straight into his role as the new La Rochelle head coach.
# Northbound
Ronan O'Gara returning to Top 14 as head coach with La Rochelle
The Corkman will leave Christchurch this summer to replace Xavier Garbajosa in Jono Gibbes’ backroom team.
# Brain power
'I wouldn't say yes or no' - Van Graan on prospect of POC and ROG returns
The Munster boss said O’Gara is ‘possibly the most sought-after coach in the world.’
# 42 plus 10
Join The42 for a special Ireland v All Blacks preview event with Ronan O'Gara
The New Zealand-based coach will join Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey, in association with Aldi.
Win tickets to our special Ireland v All Blacks event with Ronan O'Gara
In partnership with Aldi, one of rugby’s greats will preview the game at Liberty Hall in Dublin on Wednesday.
'I'd back myself to be a head coach, I'm not afraid of what people think or say'
Ronan O’Gara has turned down a number of head coach positions already, but says he will take a top job ‘sooner rather than later.’
'If you give Beauden Barrett three seconds on the ball, good night and good luck'
Ronan O’Gara’s outlook on coaching has been transformed in New Zealand.
# ambitions
'Of course I’d like to coach Ireland... it’s harder in coaching because there's more to learn'
Ronan O’Gara was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Ronan O'Gara inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame
The legendary Ireland and Munster out-half became the 12th Irish inductee.
Ronan O'Gara to become 12th Irish player inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame
The Munster and Ireland legend is one of five new faces to be included.
Delight for Ronan O'Gara as Crusaders retain Super Rugby crown
The Lions’ heartbreaking run of final defeats extends to a third year in a row after this morning’s result.
# magic mo'unga
Crusaders crush 'Canes to move step closer to back-to-back Super Rugby titles
Ronan O’Gara is going to a Super Rugby final.
Ronan O'Gara extends his Crusaders contract for 2019 Super Rugby season
The former Ireland and Munster out-half says he is looking forward to staying in New Zealand with his family for another year.