“I’ve Got A Good Story” – O’Gara Has Sky Sports Panel In Stitches With Brilliant Lions Story
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Nip and tuck.
Former Munster and Ireland out-half Ronan O’Gara has been on hand for punditry duties on Sky Sports for the Lions tour and as usual – he hasn’t disappointed us. The current La Rochelle head coach is one of the most loved pundits out there and when he talks, you listen.
O’Gara was a tourist with the Lions on three occasions himself, 2001, 2005, and 2009, and he had a brilliant story to tell last Saturday regarding the 2009 Lions tour, that had the entire panel in absolute stitches.
Sir Ian McGeechan was in studio and O’Gara had a brilliant story to tell about the 2009 Lions head coach and his assistant at the time, Warren Gatland.
With O’Gara at the peak of his powers, having led Munster to a Heineken Cup in 2008 and Ireland to a Grand Slam in 2009, he felt he was in a good position to start the first Test. But things didn’t exactly work out, with Stephen Jones starting, and the Cork man having to make do with a spot on the bench.
“I’ve got a good story actually about Geech and Gats actually,” O’Gara said.
“On the Monday of the first Test week, I got called aside and it was nip and tuck whether I was… well in my head I thought I may be starting.
“So I got called over by the two boys and it was ‘I’ve got some brilliant news for you!’ and I was there ‘ohhh yes, here we go, fantastic.’
“And then… the one thing you do not want to hear is ‘you’re gonna be captain of the team on Wednesday night!’
“I was kinda going ‘ahhhmmm, ok’ – that’s what they call experience!
“It’s the one captaincy you do not want – the midweek team on the Wednesday before the first Test. I learned one or two tricks that week!”
Have a look at the clip below, it’s fantastic.
When @RonanOGara10 starts a sentence with 'I've got a good story…', you listen 👀
We loved having him in our @lionsofficial studio this weekend, and can't wait to go again tomorrow
— Sky Sports Rugby Union (@SkySportsRugby) July 6, 2021