10 things you probably didn't know about Brian O'Driscoll - Ruck

10 things you probably didn’t know about Brian O’Driscoll

RUCK.co.uk shares with you 10 not so well known facts about Leinster and Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll.

1. Football support 

He is devoted to Manchester United and his boyhood hero was Mark Hughes. “I loved him for his temperament, his aggression, and the fact that he just couldn’t score ordinary goals,” he once said.

2. His rugby family

His father, Frank, played two games for Ireland and an uncle, Barry, won four caps. But it was his other uncle, John, who really put the O’Driscoll name on the map: he represented Ireland 26 times and was a member of the Lions side who toured in 1980 and 1983. 

3. Most-capped

O’Driscoll is the second most-capped player in rugby union history, having played 141 test matches: 133 for Ireland (83 as captain), and 8 for the British and Irish Lions.