Footage shows the gut-wrenching moment Ronan O’Gara admits he should retire from rugby
A 2014 documentary moment shows the moment when Ireland rugby legend Ronan O’Gara realises that he needed to retire from the sport rugby that he loves.
The footage is from the Ronan O’Gara documentary which was released by RTE in 2014.
The documentary is particularly poignant as it follows the final years of the Munster icon as he slowly headed out of rugby. It documents his struggles with Johnny Sexton to hold the 10 spot for Ireland, as well as his 100th cap for the men in green.
Many in Ireland will have already seen this documentary, which was released in 2014. But many fans outside the Emerald Isle will not have seen this video before. It truly is a brilliant documentary showing how painful but special rugby can be.
Ronan O’Gara is considered by many to be one of the greatest flyhalves in Rugby of all time.
The Irishman helped Munster and his country, Ireland, to many successes in the early 2000’s.
Recently the Irishman has been very successful in coaching with French clubs such as Racing 92 and La Rochelle.
The documentary that was released about him shows just how complex a character that he is in Rugby.
Ronan O’Gara had, A glittering career in rugby, however, towards the end of his career he had to constantly compete with fellow Irishman and Leinster star Johnny Sexton. The documentary does a brilliant job of portraying the struggles that he had in competing with his opponent here. It is quite ironic that Sexton is now at a similar stage in his career, and he is having to compete with the likes of Billy Burns and others for that hallowed 10 Jersey.
In the documentary, you can see the harrowing moment when Toulon knock Munster out of the Heineken Cup. Ronan O’Gara then admits to camera that he doesn’t want to play rugby anymore after that.