Brian O’Driscoll is rightfully one of the most legendary centres in the history of rugby union and is still a respected pundit.
The bullish Irish back is still the Six Nations record try scorer, notching an unbelievable 26 touchdowns, a number that is unlikely to be matched or beaten anytime soon.
Speaking with Six Nations official website, the man from Dublin nominated the five men who he always dreaded facing.
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.”
DID YOU KNOW? Nonu became a vegetarian while playing in France for Toulon, citing his son Michael as his motivation