Ronan O'Gara headed for New Zealand

Ronan O'Gara is off to New Zealand.

The Corkman is to link up super rugby side the Crusaders to take up an assistant coaching role. 

O'Gara's current club Racing 92 confirmed the news in a statement a short time ago, confirming that the former Munster and Ireland out half would link up with the Christchurch side in January.

O'Gara has been in Paris since July of 2013, 

In the statement, Racing said they "did not want to deprive a loyal servant of a fine opportunity for his development", and the club's president Jacky Lorenzetti has wished O'Gara well.

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