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O'Gara Has Positive Outlook On Frawley Performance Against The Maori

O'Gara Has Positive Outlook On Frawley Performance Against The Maori
By Colman Stanley Updated

Andy Farrell would have learned a fair amount from the performance of Ciarán Frawley against the Maori All Blacks yesterday. The young debutant looked exciting with front foot ball, taking the ball to the line and making accurate passes. However, this was mixed with a handful of errant attacking kicks, usually one of his strengths.

Of course, social media criticism came his way, but a better judge of performance has come in the form of one of Ireland's best ever 10s and one of the world's leading coaches, Ronan O'Gara. The La Rochelle head coach acknowledged the mixed bag showing from Frawley, but was adamant that he should not be judged until he has a longer run at outhalf and noted the difficulties of playing behind a pack who were second best for the majority of the match.

"I really like him as a player I think he’s very interesting. I think he did so many good things and then so many things that he probably suffered from mainly due to what was probably happening in the game. The number ten is central, and you’re not getting go forward ball or not winning the collisions it’s very difficult. He looked exactly what he was kind of a guy who was short of minutes at ten.

30 June 2022; Award winning Irish designer, Benetti Menswear, has launched their new seasonal collections for Spring Summer '22 with La Rochelle Head Coach and former Munster, Ireland and British & Irish Lions player Ronan O’Gara at The Mayson Hotel in Dublin.The new Spring Summer collections are available at featured retailers nationwide and exclusively online at Benetti.ie. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

"But for me he’s a natural footballer. He has a huge future, I wouldn’t read anything into the game the other night. I think we’d be able to make a far more definitive observation on Ciarán when he’s played four or five games in a row. It’ll be hard for him obviously on this tour for him to do that.

"I suppose the big decision for him is where does he want to play? If he wants to play ten he needs game time. If he wants to play 12 he needs game time. That’s what happens when you’re in a big club and contending for silverware every year. It’s very hard to stake that jersey just for yourself, but I think for his own development he needs probably to be selfish now, and he needs minutes in whatever position he’d like to play."

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Irish brand Benetti Menswear officially launched their new seasonal collections for Spring Summer with brand ambassador Ronan O'Gara. O’Gara, who first partnered with Benetti in 2021, will front Benetti’s new campaign and Spring Summer '22 collection which is available across featured retailers nationwide and exclusively online at Benetti.ie. 

 Whether it’s work, socialising or a formal event, this season's range from Benetti Menswear is packed with essential pieces designed to stand up to the practical requirements of everyday life. Benetti Menswear place a strong emphasis on simple and versatile pieces that take the stress out of getting dressed each and every morning.  

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 Suiting remains at the forefront of what Benetti Menswear are famous for, they endeavour to inspire with a refined styled and sophisticated new look this season.  

 Benetti Menswear ambassador, Ronan O’Gara, commented:  

“I'm delighted to continue working alongside a truly innovative and exciting Irish brand. This season marks the launch of a brand new collection, one that sets the benchmark for Irish menswear brands. I'm proud to be part of their team and look forward to another successful season ahead"  

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