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10 Minutes of Nigel Owens being Nigel Owens goes viral

#2. Paul O’Connell & Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)

Owens said: “I’m classing this as a joint-ticket as whenever I seemed to ref Ireland in their day O’Driscoll was captain and O’Connell was vice-skipper.

“O’Driscoll actually used to tell me if there were issues with the forwards then I should chat to O’Connell.

I found them excellent to deal with.”

Brian O’Driscoll facts:

  1. He is devoted to Manchester United and his boyhood hero was Mark Hughes
  2. O’Driscoll married actress Amy Huberman in July 2010 in Lough Rynn Castle
  3. His father, Frank, played two games for Ireland and an uncle, Barry, won four caps
  4. He appeared three times for the invitational Barbarians rugby team
  5. O’Driscoll was chosen as Player of the Tournament in the 2006, 2007 and 2009 RBS Six Nations Championships

#1. Thierry Dusautoir (France)

Owens said: “My choice as the best skipper I encountered may raise a few eyebrows, but what a captain Dusautoir was. He unfailingly put his body on the line throughout his career — recall the 38 tackles he made when France knocked the All Blacks out of the 2007 World Cup — led by example and understood the game very well.”