Ronan O'Gara has a contract with La Rochelle until 2027

Ronan O’Gara has a contract with La Rochelle until 2027

A technically in demand, the European champion coach has a long-term commitment to Stade Rochelais.

Ronan O’Gara and Stade Rochelais, a love story that lasts. The Irish club (45), who arrived at Charente-Maritimes in 2019, have announced the extension of their lease with the Maritimes until 2027. Munster opener and former XV legend of Clover (128 picks between 2000 and 2013), ‘ROG’ has taken over Rochelles Stadium In 2021, after teaming up with New Zealander Jono Gibbs from 2019.

At the end of his football career, he was first assistant to Laurent Labette and Laurent Travers in Racing 92 (responsible for defense) between 2013 and 2016, and lifted the Brennus Shield in 2016 in Barcelona against RC Toulon. He then moved to the prestigious New Zealand Crusaders franchise between 2017 and 2019, winning two Super Rugby titles.

“I love my group. We are gradually changing the situation and I am convinced that this is only the beginning. Hence the fans here are incredible. This passion that animates them, this support that they witnessed for me. Yes, I must say, all this made my decision easy. It is a responsibility Great but also great pride to continue here.”commented the Irish technician in a press release.

Ronan Extension is part of the Sustainable Performance goal

Vincent Merling, President of La Rochelle

For his part, said the president of La Rochelle Vincent Merling the same “Very happy and proud of the Ronan extension which is part of a sustainable performance target” : “Together, with our fans, we have experienced great collective feelings and I am convinced that we will experience others in the seasons to come.”

Ronan O’Gara has been named to take over from Eddie Jones at the England helm. The latter was dismissed from his post on Tuesday, nine months before the start of the World Cup He should be replaced by Steve Borthwick (Leicester). Meanwhile, it is Richard Cockerell (who had briefly passed through Toulon) who will temporarily take charge.

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newly, O’Gara was suspended for 10 weeks “Attacking Rugby’s Best Interests” and a €20,000 fine, including €5,000 suspended to the ground. The previous XV opener of Clover and Munster will be rehabilitated on January 30th. At the end of September, the La Rochelle coach had already been suspended for six weeks by the National Rugby League’s disciplinary committee for “Action against match officialduring the The match that Gerland won against Lyon (21-23).during the second day of the Top 14 list.

Then he was accused of having itFailure to respect the authority of the match officialHe had returned to the bench at La Rochelle in early November against Brive. Before regressing to his failures… The European champions begin their defense of their title on Saturday in the Champions Cup by welcoming the English from Northampton (6:30pm).

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