Bordeaux Begles head coach Christophe Urios has labelled Ronan O’Gara as “unbearable” after his sideline fight with the La Rochelle boss.
In a tense Top 14 match on Saturday night, La Rochelle narrowly defeated Bordeaux 16-15 at the Stade Chaban-Delmas.
At one point during the game, O’Gara celebrated a turnover for his team loudly, much to the chagrin of Urios, who squared up to him and then flicked him in the face.
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“He [riled me up], as he does every time. This guy is unbearable. How can we enter the field? Talk to guys? He is lucky. Really,” Urios said.
“He goes to the stands, he fucks up in the stands. He fucks shit on the edge of the field. This guy is unbearable.”
O’Gara seemed largely unperturbed by the incident and explained that he is simply an energetic coach.
“It’s nothing important. He did not appreciate that I encouraged my players after a ball recovered near our line. I am a young coach, I need to talk a lot and I want my players to hear me on the pitch,” O’Gara explained.
“I have a lot of energy and it’s important that I pass it on to them. His reaction proves the tension there was in this match, but we have to move on.”