#2. Paul O’Connell & Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)
O’Connell is a former Irish rugby union player known for his towering presence and exceptional leadership skills.
As a lock, he captained Ireland and the British and Irish Lions, leading them to memorable victories. O’Connell’s fearless competitiveness and humility made him a respected figure in the rugby community.
Meanwhile, O’Driscoll is an iconic Irish rugby union player and one of the greatest centres in the game’s history.
His exceptional skill set, speed, and agility made him a constant threat on the field. O’Driscoll captained both Ireland and the British and Irish Lions, leaving a lasting legacy in the sport.
Owens said: “I’m classing this as a joint-ticket as whenever I seemed to ref Ireland in their day O’Driscoll was captain and O’Connell was vice-skipper.
“O’Driscoll actually used to tell me if there were issues with the forwards then I should chat to O’Connell.
I found them excellent to deal with.”