A montage to celebrate the career of the world record holder for international appearances Brian O’Driscoll. Brian O’Driscoll’s career reached a fairytale ending with Ireland claiming the 2014 Six Nations Championship with a dramatic win over France in his final game for Ireland.
Brian O’Driscoll played a world record 141 international matches – 133 for Ireland and 8 tests for the British & Irish Lions. His Ireland career began in 1999 in Australia and ended with the win over France in the 2014 Six Nations decider in Paris.
He has enjoyed enormous success for Ireland – 2 Six Nations Championship successes – 2014 and the 2009 Grand Slam. He has been part of four Triple Crown wins – 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009. He has scored a record 46 tries for Ireland and holds the Six Nations try scoring record with 26.
He has been a hugely successful and loyal servant to his club Leinster – playing for them 179 times (to March 2014) scoring 60 tries. His has been a key part of a team that has won Europe’s premier club competition, The Heineken Cup on 3 occasions – 2009, 2011 and 2012
As arguably the greatest European player in the Six Nations era, Brian O’Driscoll has been an obvious selection for 4 British & Irish Lions tours he has been available for – the 2001 Tour to Australia, the 2005 Tour to New Zealand where he was test captain, the 2009 Tour to South Africa and the 2013 Tour to Australia. Despite his own magnificent performances in a Lions jersey Brian O’Driscoll had to wait until the 2013 tour to Australia to claim a first test series win.
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