O'Mahony teases retirement talk after Six Nations win

O'Mahony teases retirement talk after Six Nations win

Ireland captain Peter O'Mahony has remained coy about the fact that he may retire from international rugby after Ireland won another Six Nations title against Scotland 13-17 on Saturday night.

One of the takeaways from the game was the rumours around Peter O'Mahony's future in a green jersey. During Ireland's call, O'Mahony was brought to tears, which only increased rumours around his Ireland tenure.

O'Mahony has played over 104 times for his country, won two Grand Slams, four Six Nations titles, represented the British & Irish Lions, and achieved other accolades, but his time in an Irish jersey may be over.

After the Scotland win, O'Mahony was asked about his future, but he kept his cards close to his chest about any impending decision about it. Whatever happens, the Munster flanker remains a happy man.

"I don't know; it could be [his last Ireland game]. It could be. I have a couple of big decisions to make over the next few weeks with my family. See how my body feels.

"I'm still loving it. I have a couple of important conversations to have. I'll tell you what. If it is the last one, I'll be a happy man," said the Munster back-row.

O'Mahony has been part of an Ireland squad that has suffered a few defeats, but the defeats have stung more than they should have. Losses to New Zealand at the World Cup and a defeat to England that ended their Grand Slam bid will have hurt a lot; however, O'Mahony claims Ireland's ability to bounce back shows the true character of the Irish squad.

"They've all been special in their own right. To come back from defeat in the World Cup and come back from last week shows the character in the group we have, and I'm very grateful to have been a part of it," he said.

"We've put in a lot of hard work with this group; going back to the World Cup, it was tough, but it galvanised us. Between our families and the staff, everyone is close. It's a great group. Delighted we could show everyone the respect and the jersey the respect and win today."