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Paul O'Connell
Paul O'Connell

RECOGNISED as one of the best second rows in world rugby, O’Connell was named as Ireland captain for the 2012 RBS Six Nations.

A British & Irish Lions Test player in 2005, he went on to captain the Lions on their tour to South Africa in 2009.

An IRB World Player of the Year nominee in 2006, he also skippered Munster to Heineken Cup glory in May player in 2005, 2009 and 2013, indeed he captained the Lions on their tour to South Africa in 2009.

An IRB World Player of the Year nominee in 2006, he also skippered Munster to Heineken Cup glory in May 2008.

DOB20th Oct 1979
BirthplaceLimerick, Ireland
Height1.98 m (6' 6")
Weight112 kg (17 st 8 lb)
PositionLock
HonoursIreland (108 caps)
Latest Player News
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
15/08/2015
Scotland







24
29/08/2015
Wales







80
05/09/2015
England
1





5
66
19/09/2015
Canada







63
27/09/2015
Romania







16
04/10/2015
Italy







80
11/10/2015
France







40
Total Played 7 1
0
0
0
1
0
5
369
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2015-2016 - Rugby World Cup
Ireland
3 +1




1


2015-2016 - Test
Ireland
2 +1
1





5
2015-2016 Total

5 +2
1



1

5
2014-2015 - Guinness Series
Ireland
2







2014-2015 - RBS 6 Nations
Ireland
5
1





5
2014-2015 Total

7
1





5
2013-2014 - Test
Ireland
4 +1







2013-2014 - RBS 6 Nations
Ireland
4







2013-2014 Total

8 +1







2011-2012 - Friendly
Ireland
2 +1







2011-2012 - Rugby World Cup
Ireland
4







2011-2012 - Six Nations
Ireland
3







2011-2012 Total

9 +1







2010-2011 - Six Nations
Ireland
5







2010-2011 Total

5







2009-2010 - Friendly
Ireland
3







2009-2010 - Six Nations
Ireland
5







2009-2010 Total

8







2008-2009 - Friendly
Ireland
3







2008-2009 - Six Nations
Ireland
5







2008-2009 Total

8







2007-2008 - Friendly
Ireland
4







2007-2008 - Rugby World Cup
Ireland
4




1


2007-2008 - Six Nations
Ireland
2 +1







2007-2008 Total

10 +1




1


2006-2007 - Friendly
Ireland
2
1





5
2006-2007 - Lansdowne Cup
Ireland
2







2006-2007 - Six Nations
Ireland
4







2006-2007 Total

8
1





5
2005-2006 - Friendly
Ireland
2
1





5
2005-2006 - Six Nations
Ireland
4







2005-2006 Total

6
1





5
2004-2005 - Friendly
Ireland
3







2004-2005 - Six Nations
Ireland
5
1





5
2004-2005 Total

8
1





5
2003-2004 - Friendly
Ireland
4
2





10
2003-2004 - Lansdowne Cup
Ireland
0 +1







2003-2004 - Rugby World Cup
Ireland
5







2003-2004 - Six Nations
Ireland
4







2003-2004 Total

13 +1
2





10
2002-2003 - Friendly
Ireland
2




1


2002-2003 - Six Nations
Ireland
0 +1







2002-2003 Total

2 +1




1


2001-2002 - Friendly
Ireland
1







2001-2002 - Six Nations
Ireland
1 +2
1





5
2001-2002 Total

2 +2
1





5
Total - Rugby World Cup

16 +1




2


Total - Test

8 +2
1





5
Total - RBS 6 Nations

47 +4
3





15
Total - Friendly

26 +1
4



1

20
Total - Friendly

2 +1







Total

99 +9
8
0
0
0
3
0
40
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