James O’Connor’s tough statement: “I thought about retiring”


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James O'Connor's tough statement: "I thought about retiring"

The back of Reds Y Australia, James O’Connor He had a busy career and declared that at the time he was very close to retiring.

Back in 2008, James O’Connor was one of the great appearances of Australian rugby. The then young wing shone in Super Rugby and with the Wallabies jersey. From that year to 2013 he played in his country until he had a couple of differences with the union and emigrated to Europe.

London Irish and Toulon were his clubs in the northern hemisphere. The French cast did not renew him after strong rumors of drug use. From there he went to Sale Sharks where he played and rekindled his love for the sport.

At 30, James O’Connor is one of the figures of Australian rugby. He led Reds to the AU Super Rugby title and dreams of continuing to wear the Wallabies jersey.

In a note with a local media, O’Connor confessed that at the time he thought about retiring from rugby: “For much of my career, I did not think I would go home to Australia.”

“I’ve been open that I was going to give one last chance, but the idea of ​​retiring was definitely on my mind. I bowed my head and went to work and I enjoy my work and I am part of this group.


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