Brian O’Driscoll sets new Rugby World record

Ireland rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll has broken the record of Test caps by appearing in his 140th Test (including eight for the Lions) over a 15 year career.

Thirty-five-year-old O’Driscoll broke the record when he started for Ireland against Italy in the Six nation at Dublin’s Lansdowne Road.

O’Driscoll, who made his debut in 1999, was one of the first purely professional-era top-flight rugby union players in an age of ever more Tests (Six Nations, not Five, World Cups and several internationals every November).

Later O’Driscoll received a standing ovation as he was replaced on the hour
mark during the Six Nations match.

The centre created three of Ireland’s tries to bow out on a high note as it
was his last Test appearance in front of his home crowd.

He is set to end his international career in Paris next Saturday against France making this his final home international before his retirement..

O’Driscoll broke George Gregan’s 139-Test record.

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