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O'Gara not interested in France job

30th March 2019, 15:53 by Bobbie Jackson

Crusaders assistant coach Ronan O'Gara says he has been approached by France but insists he isn't interested.

The former Ireland international left his post with Racing 92 to take up his current position with New Zealand outfit Crusaders in November 2017.

He has been working under Scott Robertson, who is understood to be a candidate to replace Steve Hansen with the All Blacks, and reports suggested that talks were underway for O'Gara to link up with France ahead of the 2019 World Cup.

The 42-year-old admits he was approached but insists he is happy in his current role and even hinted he would be open to following Robertson if an opportunity came up with New Zealand.

O'Gara told Radio Sport NZ: "There was one or two approaches from an agent, that's as far we've got. As anyone knows I have an amount of work to do here, which is really important to me, and if there is anything Razor [Robertson] and the Crusaders would be the first to know about it."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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