O'Gara set for Super Rugby debut after Crusaders flyhalf crisis

O'Gara set for Super Rugby debut after Crusaders flyhalf crisis

World Rugby Hall of fame inductee Ronan O'Gara is set to come out of retirement for the Crusaders this weekend following a bizarre turn of events that saw all three of the Crusaders' current flyhalf options pick up injuries.


 
O'Gara retired from professional rugby but will lace up his boots once again to make his Super Rugby debut almost six years after his final game for Munster. 
 
 
 
The Crusaders are racing to get their assistant coach registered as a player after Richie Mo'unga, Mitchell Hunt and Brett Cameron sustained injuries. 
 
 
 
The trio were all on a surfing outing with Crusaders coach Scott Robertson when the Crusaders coach attempted what he dubbed as potentially the 'sickest roundhouse cutback of all time'. The board slipped from under the Crusaders coach feet and collided into the flyhalf trio. 
 
 
 
Richie Mo'unga copped the board right in the face and picked up a concussion while Cameron got the back of the board stuck in his shoulder and required some stitches. 
 
 
 
 
Mitchell Hunt pulled a hamstring trying to swim out to get to the Crusaders coach who was attempting to flee scene worrying that he may lose his job over the incident. 
 
 
 
 
Speaking on O'Gara's return to rugby Robertson said:
 
 
 
"Although it is a blow to the side with all three flyhalves suffering injuries, its good to know we have a legend of the game ready to fire against the Brumbies this weekend."
 
 
"O'Gara was a great of the game and I'm certain he will lead us to victory." 
 
 
"I'm somewhat more disappointed that I didn't land what would have been sickest roundhouse cutback of all time, we can deal with the injuries but I don't think I will ever come close to completing that trick again."

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