Ireland legend Paul O’Connell ranks his four toughest opponents

Ireland legend Paul O’Connell has ranked his five toughest opponents from his incredible rugby career.

O’Connell was a giant of the game and regarded as one of the greatest second rowers in world rugby, retiring with 108 caps for Ireland and seven for the British and Irish Lions.

The new Ireland defence coach talked about the pressure of the game and revealed the best player he ever played with and, more importantly, the toughest opponents he has faced:

4. Bakkies Botha (South Africa)

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