The former Munster and Irish out-half has been hit with a ten week ban, after having verbals with some of the officials after one of the games.
It is understood that O’Gara was sanctioned after making contact with officials privately about inconsistencies in recent matches, particularly in regard to head high shots that went unpunished in his side’s recent game against Toulouse.
LNR say that he didn’t express remorse at the hearing.
This comes shortly after a six week suspension for ‘disrespecting the authority of a match official’ when La Rochelle faced Lyon.
— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) November 23, 2022
Ronan O'Gara guilty of "harming the best interests of rugby", the Stade Rochelais head coach was sentenced to a ten-week suspension and a fine of € 20,000 including € 5,000 suspended. https://t.co/jrCy9CCNvs
— chris jones (@chrisjonespress) November 23, 2022
Ronan O'Gara has been hit with a 10 week ban by Top 14 authorities https://t.co/tMFcQYEG9Z
— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) November 23, 2022
Will the former Irish out-half ever come back to manage his native province or his national team? Who knows but there’s some heavy links with him and England at the moment and if Eddie Jones gets sacked or steps aside you it’s very possible that you could have an Irish man managing the English rugby team..