Known for his strong leadership and no-nonsense approach to the game, the legendary Ireland and Lions captain Paul O’Connell is often perceived as the best rugby leader of all-time.
He captained his country 28 times and also led the Lions in three Tests. Here’s five reasons he was the best captain of all-time…
1. His huge hits
This monster tackle on Ben McCalman came in the 79th Minute against Australia with Ireland hanging on for win. He set a high standard and expected his teammates to meet it.