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Tuesday 16 September 2014

O'Driscoll enters Guinness Records

Published 04/09/2014 | 02:30

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Brian O’Driscoll’s record for the most international appearances in Rugby Union (141) will feature in the 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book, available to buy September 11
Brian O’Driscoll’s record for the most international appearances in Rugby Union (141) will feature in the 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book, available to buy September 11

BRIAN O'Driscoll is in the record books - despite having retired from the sport he adorned with such power and grace.

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He has won a landmark position in the 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book.

The Irish centre comes out tops for the most international appearances in rugby union.

Ireland's most famous rugby icon amassed a total of 141caps - 133 for his country - plus eight for the British and Irish Lions on four separate tours.

He broke the previous record held by former Australian player, George Gregan, who had 139 caps.

O'Driscoll described himself as "delighted" when he was presented with his 'Guinness World Records' certificate.

"It's a childhood dream achieved," he said.

He is joined by a number of other Irish sports stars in the 2015 edition of the famous anthology which will be launched on September 11.Rory Mcilroy has the record for the lowest total score in the US Open.

Our record breaking jockey, Tony McCoy, has the most jump racing wins in a season - 289 in 2001-2002.

Irish Independent

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