A look back at the career of Ireland outhalf Ronan O’Gara, who has been dropped from the Ireland squad to face France at the weekend. O’Gara is the most capped Irish player (128) and record points scorer (1,083).
Ulster prop Declan Fitzpatrick and Munster winger Simon Zebo will win their first Ireland caps against the All Blacks at Eden Park after coach Declan Kidney announced his team for the first test. Leinster prop Mike Ross is ruled out through a hamstring injury.
Leinster laid claim to being the finest side in the history of rugby’s European Cup after they defeated fellow province Ulster 42-14 at Twickenham on May 19th, 2012. Leinster’s win is their third in four years and a fifth Irish victory in seven years.