RONAN O'GARA: Trying to read between the lines in November

It mightn’t be the Six Nations but in a World Cup year, the autumn series of Tests is what GAA fans feel at the start of the national leagues every spring, writes Ronan O'Gara

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RONAN O'GARA: Racing certainties? There ain’t no such thing

Leinster may be the best side in Europe over the course of the season, but the notion that they are invincible ignores those human traits — thoroughbreds or not, says Ronan O’Gara.

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RONAN O'GARA: Persevere and the perception may change. It should change

The perseverance of some players is necessary to overcome damaging perceptions of them, writes Ronan O’Gara

It’s another failing I’ve had to work on as a coach — pigeon-holing someone because of the dressing room and coaches’ view of them as a player makes it easy to do so.

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RONAN O'GARA: A great oak tree was about to fall in the rugby forest, the All Blacks were done. And then they weren't

Watching New Zealand and South Africa there was that very rare feeling - it lasted only a few minutes, like viewing the aurora borealis, where you are mouthing quietly to yourself: this is unbelievable, writes Ronan O’Gara.

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