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05th Mar 2018

Dan Carter roasts Ronan O’Gara with brilliant comeback

Jack O'Toole

Three-time Rugby World Player of the Year Dan Carter poked fun at his former Racing coach Ronan O’Gara after the Ireland international wished him a happy 36th birthday on Monday.

Carter shared four years with O’Gara at Racing before recommending the former Ireland international to the Canterbury Crusaders where O’Gara currnetly serves as the Super Rugby champion’s backs coach.

The former Munster fly-half wished Carter a happy birthday and was quick to point out that only four years separated the two on his Twitter account.

Carter was seemingly quick to remind him that there was also more than 500 points separating them on the list of international rugby’s all-time leading scorers.

Carter is the all-time leading points scorer in international rugby with 1598 points in 112 caps while O’Gara sits fourth on the list behind Jonny Wilkinson and Neil Jenkins with 1083 points in 130 caps.

O’Gara has got off to a great start with the Crusaders, who have scored 90 points through their first two Super Rugby games, and said that he has started to enjoy coaching rugby maybe even more than playing rugby.

“I enjoy playing but that’s a long time ago now and I’m fascinated with the whole coaching side,” he told the press at a Crusaders open training event earlier this year.

“I never thought you’d get the same buzz – or even, potentially, a better buzz – out of coaching when you can see your ideas rubbing off on the 15 players on the pitch.”

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