16th July 02:56 PM
O'Gara thanks Christchurch side for giving him the opportunity to coach in NZ
By Naveel Krishant
Saturday 06/07/2019
Crusaders assistant coach Ronan O'Gara [photo:TVNZ]

Crusaders assistant coach Ronan O'Gara has thanked the Christchurch side for giving him the opportunity to coach in New Zealand, ahead of his final game in red and black ‑ linking up with French side La Rochelle next season.

After 128 Test matches for Ireland, and another two for the British and Irish Lions, the end of O'Gara's playing career saw him working as a defence coach with French outfit Racing 92.

A conversation with former All Black Dan Carter began a snowball effect that saw O'Gara trade Paris for Christchurch, joining Scott Robertson's coaching group at the start of 2018.

The Crusaders play the Jaguares at 7.35pm today in the final of the Super Rugby.

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