Brian O’Driscoll Stirs The Pot Between Johnny Sexton & Ronan O’Gara With Hilarious Post
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It’s pretty common knowledge that when current Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton first burst onto the scene – him and his predecessor Ronan O’Gara didn’t exactly get on.
Sexton was the new kid on the block, bursting with talent and itching to make a name for himself, while O’Gara was winding down after an incredible career with both Munster and Ireland that saw him win two European cups with his province and a Six Nations Grand Slam with his country.
Speaking on Jarlath Regan’s ‘An Irishman Abroad’ podcast, back in 2016, O’Gara opened up regarding his relationship with Johnny Sexton.
“My relationship with Johnny is a real relationship because at the start – you don’t say that you hate him, because I’ve been told that you don’t say that you hate someone – but we didn’t like each other at all. But that’s normal.” O’Gara said
“He was more than a rival. He was an ambitious young fella who wants to announce his arrival on the big stage and I’m there. Do I think I’m going to make it easy for this guy? You must be joking.”
When O’Gara eventually hung up his boots, Sexton took full control, but the two crossed paths not long after when the both found themselves at Racing 92 – and in Paris they formed a fantastic relationship that lives on today. Theses days they are close friends and what happened in the past has been forgotten. That’s until Brian O’Driscoll decided to stir the pot on Instagram this week.
As for the incident above – let’s not forget, Sexton apologised.
“What happened in the Munster vs Leinster game when Darce scored and I was on the ground and he roared into my face, he apologised for that afterwards.” O’Gara said
“Once a fella does that [you move on]. If it’s a real apology, yes. If it’s a kind of lip service, no.”