Wednesday 22 November 2017

Paul O'Connell factfile

• Age: 36

• Height: 6ft 6in

• Weight: 17st 8lb (112kg)

• Place of birth: Limerick

• School: Ardscoil Ris

• Club: Young Munster

Munster

• Caps: 174

• Tries: 18

• Debut: August 17, 2001 against Edinburgh in Celtic League

• European debut: September 29, 2001 against Castres

• Honours: 2 Heineken Cups (2006, 2008), 3 Celtic Leagues (2003, 2009, 2011), 1 Celtic Cup (2005)

Ireland

• Caps: 108

• Tries: 8

• Debut: February 3, 2002 against Wales in the Six Nations

Scored a try on debut.

• Honours: 3 Six Nations Championships (2009, 2014, 2015), 1 Grand Slam (2009), 4 Triple Crowns (2004, 2006, 2007, 2009)

Lions

• Caps: 7 (across three different tours)

• Test debut: June 25, 2005 against New Zealand

• Captained the Lions on the 2009 tour of South Africa

Irish Independent

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