England Rugby Players Association Bestow Ultimate Honour On Brian O’Driscoll
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At their annual awards ceremony last night the Rugby Players Association bestowed the ultimate honour on Brian O’Driscoll.
Ireland’s record try-scorer, and rugby’s most capped player, was inducted into the RPA Hall of Fame at their end of season awards. An RPA statement reads:
‘O’Driscoll is not only an Ireland legend, but one of the most iconic stars in the history of the sport. He is the second most capped international player of all time with 133 caps and he won three Champions Cup titles with Leinster, three RBS 6 Nations trophies including a Grand Slam in 2009 and won a British and Irish Lions series in 2013.
‘There are few players in world rugby who deserve a lifetime achievement more than O’Driscoll.’
The award is decided by the association following consultation with senior English players
George Smith won RPA Player of the Year while Maro Itoje won Young Player of the Year and Billy Vunipola claimed England Player of the Year.