List of international rugby union tries by Brian O'Driscoll

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Brian O'Driscoll.

Brian O'Driscoll is an Irish international rugby union player who retired at the end of the 2013–14 season.[1][2] He is the former captain of Ireland and has previously captained the British and Irish Lions. O'Driscoll, who spent the majority of his career playing at centre, made 133 appearances for Ireland, scoring 46 tries—an Irish record.[3] In addition to this he made eight appearances for the Lions and scored one try, which occurred during the Lions victory over Australia on the 2001 tour.[4] With a total tally of 47 international tries, O'Driscoll sits eighth on the all time record list.[5] He is also currently top of the all time try scoring list for the Six Nations with 26.[6] In addition, he retired with 141 caps in all, the most in the sport's history.[7]

O'Driscoll made his international debut on 12 June 1999 against Australia at the Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane. He scored his first try for Ireland during his fourth match, against the United States in the 1999 Rugby World Cup at Lansdowne Road.[8] It was the first of 17 tries O'Driscoll would score at Lansdowne Road—which is currently a record.[9] O'Driscoll would go on to score tries in the 2003 and 2007 editions of the World Cup.

O'Driscoll scored multiple tries in a single international on six occasions, included in these were two hat-tricks. The first of these was scored against France during the 2000 Six Nations and the second came against Scotland in the 2002 Six Nations. O'Driscoll, who scored tries against all of the "Tier 1" nations, was most prolific against France—scoring 8 times.[10]

Key[edit]

  • Won denotes that the match was won by the side O'Driscoll was playing for.
  • Lost denotes that the match was lost by the side O'Driscoll was playing for.
  • Draw denotes that the match was drawn.
  • Try number 10 was scored while playing for the British and Irish Lions.

International tries[edit]

Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result
1  United States Dublin Lansdowne Road Rugby World Cup 2 October 1999 Won
2  Scotland Dublin Lansdowne Road Six Nations 19 February 2000 Won
3  Italy Dublin Lansdowne Road Six Nations 4 March 2000 Won
4  France Saint-Denis Stade de France Six Nations 19 March 2000 Won
5  France Saint-Denis Stade de France Six Nations 19 March 2000 Won
6  France Saint-Denis Stade de France Six Nations 19 March 2000 Won
7  Japan Dublin Lansdowne Road Test Match 11 November 2000 Won
8  Japan Dublin Lansdowne Road Test Match 11 November 2000 Won
9  France Dublin Lansdowne Road Six Nations 17 February 2001 Won
10  Australia Brisbane Brisbane Cricket Ground Test Match 30 June 2001 Won
11  Wales Cardiff Millennium Stadium Six Nations 13 October 2001 Won
12  Scotland Dublin Lansdowne Road Six Nations 2 March 2002 Won
13  Scotland Dublin Lansdowne Road Six Nations 2 March 2002 Won
14  Scotland Dublin Lansdowne Road Six Nations 2 March 2002 Won
15  Romania Limerick Thomond Park Test Match 7 September 2002 Won
16  Georgia Dublin Lansdowne Road Rugby World Cup Qualifier 28 September 2002 Won
17  Georgia Dublin Lansdowne Road Rugby World Cup Qualifier 28 September 2002 Won
18  Fiji Dublin Lansdowne Road Test Match 17 November 2002 Won
19  Italy Rome Stadio Flaminio Six Nations 22 February 2003 Won
20  Australia Melbourne Docklands Stadium Rugby World Cup 1 November 2003 Lost
21  France Melbourne Docklands Stadium Rugby World Cup 9 November 2003 Lost
22  France Melbourne Docklands Stadium Rugby World Cup 9 November 2003 Lost
23  Wales Dublin Lansdowne Road Six Nations 22 February 2004 Won
24  Wales Dublin Lansdowne Road Six Nations 22 February 2004 Won
25  Italy Dublin Lansdowne Road Six Nations 20 March 2004 Won
26  South Africa Cape Town Newlands Stadium Test Match 19 June 2004 Lost
27  England Dublin Lansdowne Road Six Nations 27 February 2005 Won
28  France Dublin Lansdowne Road Six Nations 12 March 2005 Lost
29  New Zealand Hamilton Waikato Stadium Test Match 10 June 2006 Lost
30  Wales Cardiff Millennium Stadium Six Nations 4 February 2007 Won
31  Namibia Bordeaux Stade Chaban-Delmas Rugby World Cup 9 September 2007 Won
32  Argentina Paris Parc des Princes Rugby World Cup 30 September 2007 Lost
33  Australia Melbourne Docklands Stadium Lansdowne Cup 14 June 2008 Lost
34  France Dublin Croke Park Six Nations 7 February 2009 Won
35  Italy Rome Stadio Flaminio Six Nations 15 February 2009 Won
36  England Dublin Croke Park Six Nations 28 February 2009 Won
37  Wales Cardiff Millennium Stadium Six Nations 21 March 2009 Won
38  Australia Dublin Croke Park Lansdowne Cup 15 November 2009 Draw
39  Fiji Dublin RDS Arena Test Match 21 November 2009 Won
40  Scotland Dublin Croke Park Six Nations 20 March 2010 Lost
41  New Zealand New Plymouth Yarrow Stadium Test Match 12 June 2010 Lost
42  New Zealand Dublin Aviva Stadium Test Match 20 November 2010 Lost
43  Italy Rome Stadio Flaminio Six Nations 5 February 2011 Won
44  Wales Cardiff Millennium Stadium Six Nations 12 March 2011 Lost
45  England Dublin Aviva Stadium Six Nations 19 March 2011 Won
46  Italy Dunedin Otago Stadium Rugby World Cup 2 October 2011 Won
47  Wales Cardiff Millennium Stadium Six Nations 2 February 2013 Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Irwin, Pirate (16 March 2014). "Rugby heaven for retiring O'Driscoll". Rugby Heaven (The Sydney Morning Herald). Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Brian O’Driscoll announces plans to retire after one last season with Leinster and Ireland". The Telegraph. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  3. ^ SFMS Limited. "Statsguru / Test matches / Player records (primary team Ireland, sorted by total tries scored)". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  4. ^ SFMS Limited. "Statsguru / Players & Officials / Brian O'Driscoll". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  5. ^ SFMS Limited. "Statsguru / Test matches / Player records (sorted by total tries scored)". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  6. ^ SFMS Limited. "Statsguru / Test matches / Player records / Five/Six Nations (sorted by total tries scored)". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  7. ^ SFMS Limited. "Statsguru / Test matches / Player records (sorted by overall Test matches played)". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  8. ^ SFMS Limited. "Statsguru / Player analysis / Brian O'Driscoll / Test matches / match by match list". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  9. ^ SFMS Limited. "Statsguru / Test matches / Player records / Ireland: Lansdowne Road, Dublin". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  10. ^ SFMS Limited. "Statsguru / Player analysis / Brian O'Driscoll / Test matches". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 

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