The second of our Irish Sporting Legends is Brian O’Driscoll.
Brian O’Driscoll, the former outside centre for Ireland and Leinster, is rightfully regarded by critics as one of the greatest rugby union players of all time.
Brian captained Ireland from 2003 until 2012, and captained the British and Irish Lions for their 2005 tour of New Zealand. O’Driscoll is the most-capped player in rugby union history, having played 141 test matches – 133 for Ireland (83 as captain), and 8 for the British and Irish Lions.
He scored 46 tries for Ireland and 1 try for the Lions in 2001, making him the highest try scorer of all time in Irish Rugby.He is the 8th-highest try scorer in international rugby union history, and the highest scoring centre of all time.
O’Driscoll holds the Six Nations record for most tries scored with 26. He has scored the most Heineken Cup tries (30) for an Irishman. O’Driscoll was chosen as Player of the Tournament in the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Six Nations Championships.