Take a look at who retired Ireland and Lions centre Brian O’Driscoll picked out as his toughest opponents from his stellar rugby career.
Sourcing several Q&A’s from down the years, including one with the Six Nations website, here are his top five opponents:
5. Ma’a Nonu (New Zealand)
Known initially more for his braided hair and eyeliner, he added passing and kicking to his raw line-breaking power to become one of the great centres, capping his Test career with that superb World Cup final try.
Brian O’Driscoll SAID: “Same height as me [5-foot-11] and still 16-stone. Probably the most complete centre in the modern game.”Embed from Getty Images