18 May, 12:24
The news today that Ronan O'Gara's long and distinguished playing time is over, brings to a close what was by any standards, a remarkable career.
Not such good news for Keith Earls or Wian du Preez who have both been ruled out of the Heineken Cup game with Racing Metro.
Earls (groin) saw a specialist this afternoon and will be out for a number of weeks and du Preez who injured a knee in the game against Leinster, sees a specialist tomorrow when a timeframe on his absence can be better established.
Niall Ronan who was a late withdrawal from the squad for the Leinster game, did train today but didn't take a full part and is unlikely to be in consideration for the Racing game.