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NAME Brian O'Driscoll
DOB Jan 21, 1979
POSITION Centre
CLUB Leinster
APPEARANCES unknown
HEIGHT 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
WEIGHT 93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
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Biography

Ireland Caps: 125 (75-2-48)  Ireland Points: 245 (46t 5d)
Ireland Debut: v Australia 1999
British & Irish Lions: 2001 (A), 2005 (Arg/NZ), 2009 (SA) Tests: 6 (1-0-5), 5pts (1t)
Lions Debut: 08/06/2001 v Western Australia
Test Record v Australia: 14 (4-1-9), 23pts (4t 1d)

Born in Dublin, O’Driscoll played Gaelic football before moving to rugby. He made three appearances for the Irish School U18 team in 1996 and was in the Declan Kidney coached Ireland U19 team that won the IRB Junior World Cup in 1998.

Brian O’Driscoll is heading on his fourth British & Irish Lions tour - only the third player in 125 years to do that after five-times tourists Willie John McBride and Mike Gibson.

O'Driscoll has 131 Test caps - 125 for Ireland (83 as captain), and 6 for the British and Irish Lions. He has 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 7th-highest try scorer in 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. He is widely regarded as one of the best centres to have ever played the game.  

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