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O’Gara should retire after inept display

Ronan O'Gara looked short of what is required at this level

Following a thoroughly unconvincing cameo display against England, Ireland's veteran fly-half Ronan O'Gara should consider calling time on his international rugby career.

The 35-year-old, who made his debut against Scotland in 2000, has racked up an impressive 127 caps for his national side during a decorated 13-year spell, which saw the fly-half play a part in Ireland's Grand Slam success almost four years ago.

However, O'Gara's 127th appearance was one to forget after the Munster legend came on to replace Jonathan Sexton - who had strained his hamstring trying to boot the ball down field - just after half-hour mark in a 12-6 defeat by England at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.

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