Ronan O'Gara

Ronan O'Gara: Unguarded
  • Ronan O'Gara: Unguarded

  • Ronan O'Gara has been at the heart of Munster and Irish rugby for the past fifteen years. Now, as he comes to the end of a glittering playing career, it is time for him to reflect on those many successes and occasional failures with the straight-talking attitude that has become his trademark. Never one to shy away from the truth, the result is Ronan O'Gara: Unguarded.

    Packed full of anecdotes and analysis of the teammates O'Gara has been proud to share the shirt with, and of the coaches he has played under - often in controversial circumstances - this is the definitive record of an era when Munster rose to triumph in Europe, and Ireland to win the Grand Slam, before crashing down to earth again. It is simply the must-have rugby book of the year.

Ronan O'Gara was born in 1977 in California. He was a star player at Presentation Brothers College, University College Cork and Cork Constitution, and soon became a key member of the Irish national rugby squad. Since making his international debut in 2000, O'Gara has gone on to win more than 90 caps and score more than 900 points for Ireland. He was the leading points scorer in the Six Nations championship in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009, winning three Triple Crowns and one Grand Slam, and won the Heineken Cup with Munster in 2006 and 2008.