Take a look at who retired Ireland and Lions centre Brian O’Driscoll picked out as his toughest opponents from his stellar rugby career.
O’Driscoll, a retired Irish rugby legend, is celebrated for his exceptional career. Born on January 21, 1979, in Dublin, O’Driscoll captained the Ireland national team and the British and Irish Lions.
Renowned for his agility, intelligence, and leadership, he holds numerous records and accolades. O’Driscoll’s impact extends beyond the field, making him a respected ambassador for the sport and an inspiration to aspiring rugby players worldwide.
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