18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
Speaking afterwards, Connacht coach Michael Bradley said: "There were a lot of positives for us. We are only starting our season, they obviously are close to peaking (for the World Cup) so we are happy enough with the way we performed.
"Inevitably at this time of year you will always feel there are areas for improvement but this gives us a good platform to push on from here."
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