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Donncha O'Callaghan Gets Deserved Recognition For Super Worcester Season

Donncha O'Callaghan Gets Deserved Recognition For Super Worcester Season
By PJ Browne Updated

For the second season in a row, Donncha O'Callaghan has been named Worcester Warriors Supporters Club Player of the Season. On Tuesday night, he was also named the Fans' Player of the Season.

Now 38, the former Munster man has featured in 19 games for Worcester this season as they secured their Aviva Premiership status.

Late last month, O'Callaghan was handed an extension to his Worcester deal which will keep him at the club for a third season. He joined Worcester in September 2015 after 17 seasons with Munster.

Following the arrival of Gary Gold as Director of Rugby in January, O'Callaghan was named team captain. There soon followed big wins against reigning champions Saracens, Bath and relegation rivals Bristol.

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After that win against Saracens in February, Gold hailed O'Callaghan for his influence on and off the field, calling him an 'international war horse'.

Donncha was outstanding and seemed to have a cool head and the players followed him into battle.

It was an astonishing performance and it’s great to see a travelled veteran like Donncha want to make a difference. He earned a huge amount of respect.

He wears his heart on his sleeve and follows up what he says he is going to do with his performances.

Donncha was outstanding in his captaincy and led from the front and played like the international war horse he is.

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