WATCH: Donncha O’Callaghan Bids Farewell With Final Interview As A Rugby Player
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Donncha O’Callaghan bid farewell life as a professional rugby player yesterday, with Worcester giving him the perfect send-off as they dismantled Harlequins 44-13 at Sixways.
The Premiership strugglers secured their top-flight status in the process, as their captain and their leader hung up his boots after a hugely successful career.
The Irish second-row is Munster’s most capped player (268), and won 94 caps for his country. He also went on two British and Irish Lions tours, winning a Grand Slam and two European titles among others in a glittering career.
Speaking after the game, O’Callaghan said he was delighted to bow out in such style.
“It’s super, it’s super.” O’Callaghan said.
“Look I’ll be honest, from a selfish point of view – great way to go. But as a club man, just brilliant. We’ve secured Premiership survival.
He also thanked the game of rugby itself for all it’s given him.
“So thankful to the game of rugby.” he added
“I couldn’t speak more of it, for everything it has given me. I’m so thankful to it.
“What a beautiful game I’ve been a part of”
Here is @docallaghan4 last interview as a rugby player following @WorcsWarriors victory over @Harlequins yesterday. Catch the full @premrugby highlights tomorrow night at 7pm on @channel5_tv #RugbyOn5 pic.twitter.com/gIEMLQM17d
— Channel 5 Sport (@Channel5Sport) April 29, 2018