Johnny Sexton pasted out Ronan O’Gara’s points tally when playing for Ireland against Tonga at the weekend at the Rugby World Cup in France. The Cork man was asked what he thought of his former rival Sexton, in passing out his points today. The La Rochelle coach had an interesting take..
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“I didn’t feel much. This record lasted for  years and I was shocked that it lasted that long.
“The only way for me to keep this record would have been if Johnny had retired. But when he decided to play on until the World Cup, it was obvious that he was going to break the record”
“It’s something that happens a lot,” he added. “It’s sport! I’m not disappointed at all. I stopped playing 10 years ago and am super lucky and privileged to have experienced what I experienced.
“I am very happy for Johnny, he works a lot and takes it very serious. For me, having the opportunity to coach La Rochelle and win two [European] titles with La Rochelle is phenomenal. When I was a player, I was very competitive. But it has been a long time now!”