Ronan O’Gara admitted to being a bag of nerves and letting the occasion get to him for his first big game, but feels that Jack Crowley is much better prepared to start against France in Marseilles on Friday night.

“He doesn’t let mistakes on the field get to him and he keeps on backing his own decisions so I think he will be fine,” he said speaking to media today at a Guinness event promoting the Six Nations.

“He’s the only fella who said no to me,” he added when asked about trying to sign him for La Rochelle.

O’Gara won’t be in Marseille as La Rochelle are playing against Montpellier the following day but he has signed up to Guinness to give an imagined team talk to the fans of Ireland for the next 13 weeks of action across the Guinness Men’s and Women’s Six Nations.

Guinness is providing fans with the ‘l’opportunité’ to win exclusive, money-can’t-buy prizes, including match tickets and unique match-day experiences as part of a Guinness Giveaway promotion.




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