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Brian O’Driscoll’s Dream XV Could Be One Of The Best Teams Ever


  • 13. Conrad Smith (New Zealand)
  • 12. Yannick Jauzion (France)

O’Driscoll on Smith: “I thought Conrad Smith was always one of the really difficult ones. He was nicknamed ‘Snake’ I think because of his hips and it doesn’t look like he’s going that fast but jeez, he can travel.”

O’Driscoll on Jauzion: “He was just incredible and was so hard to stop, with his offloading ability. France built so much off and around him. 6-foot-4 and probably 17-stone.”


  • 10. Jonny Wilkinson (England)
  • 9. Peter Stringer (Ireland)

O’Driscoll on Wilkinson: “Even to just get a snapshot of what his mind works like now and how he thinks about things is pretty eye-opening as to what sort of detail he went into as a player,”

“He’s an out-and-out perfectionist, he just needs that 10 out of 10. I don’t think you ever achieve it and I think he beats himself up about it, but he got pretty close to 10 a lot of times.”