Ronan O’Gara Admits He’s Interested In Joining Andy Farrell’s Ireland Coaching Ticket

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Ronan O’Gara has admitted he’s still in contact with the IRFU and would be interested in potentially joining Andy Farrell’s coaching ticket in 2019 when the Englishman takes over as head coach from the outgoing Joe Schmidt.

O’Gara is currently assistant coach to Scott Robertson at the Crusaders, and while he’s happy with his role in New Zealand, he says “one phone call can change anything.”

“I would be in contact with a few guys from the IRFU, I played all my rugby here,” O’Gara explained in an interview on Virgin Media with Sinead Kissane.

“I’m trying to do the best I can and create my own journey as a coach. It changes very quickly. One phone call can change anything. At the minute I’m in New Zealand, I’m extremely happy, contracted to the Crusaders. I will be for a while. Something like that, it’s your home country, you do (want to do it) at some stage.

“It’s important you get your timing right. An opening doesn’t mean anything, it’s about how you can make it better and whether you can make it better. Who knows, depending on what role is available. You can see that the show here is very strong. Some day, hopefully, it will happen.”

O’Gara may however, opt to stay should Robertson end up as All Blacks coach, which could very well happen. He would then potentially be in line to become head coach at the Crusaders.

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