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, which at that time was the most in the sport's history (this record has since been surpassed by Richie McCaw of New Zealand).[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 117 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.
  • IRPA Try of the Year denotes the try was selected as the IRPA Try of the Year.[11]

International tries[edit]

Try Opposing team Venue Competition Date Result Score Ref.
1  United States Lansdowne Road, Dublin 1999 Rugby World Cup 2 October 1999 Won 53–8 [12]
2  Scotland 2000 Six Nations Championship 19 February 2000 Won 44–22 [13]
3  Italy 4 March 2000 Won 60–13 [14]
4  France Stade de France, Saint-Denis 2000 Six Nations Championship 19 March 2000 Won 27–25 [15]
5
6
7  Japan Lansdowne Road, Dublin Test Match 11 November 2000 Won 78–9 [16]
8
9
10  Australia Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane 2001 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia 30 June 2001 Won 29–13 [17]
11  Wales Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2001 Six Nations Championship 13 October 2001 Won 36–6 [18]
12  Scotland Lansdowne Road, Dublin 2002 Six Nations Championship 2 March 2002 Won 43–22 [19]
13
14
15  Romania Thomond Park, Limerick Test Match 7 September 2002 Won 39–8 [20]
16  Georgia Lansdowne Road, Dublin 2003 Rugby World Cup – European qualification 28 September 2002 Won 63–14 [21]
17
18  Fiji Test Match 17 November 2002 Won 64–17 [22]
19  Italy Stadio Flaminio, Rome 2003 Six Nations Championship 22 February 2003 Won 37–13 [23]
20  Australia Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 2003 Rugby World Cup 1 November 2003 Lost 16–17 [24]
21  France 9 November 2003 Lost 21–43 [25]
22
23  Wales Lansdowne Road, Dublin 2004 Six Nations Championship 22 February 2004 Won 36–15 [26]
24
25  Italy 20 March 2004 Won 19–3 [27]
26  South Africa Newlands Stadium, Cape Town Test Match 19 June 2004 Lost 17–26 [28]
27  England Lansdowne Road, Dublin 2005 Six Nations Championship 27 February 2005 Won 19–13 [29]
28  France 12 March 2005 Lost 19–26 [30]
29  New Zealand Waikato Stadium, Hamilton Test Match 10 June 2006 Lost 23–34 [31]
30  Wales Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2007 Six Nations Championship 4 February 2007 Won 19–9 [32]
31  Namibia Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux 2007 Rugby World Cup 9 September 2007 Won 32–17 [33]
32  Argentina Parc des Princes, Paris 30 September 2007 Lost 15–30 [34]
33IRPA Try of the Year  Australia Docklands Stadium, Melbourne Lansdowne Cup 14 June 2008 Lost 12–18 [35]
34  France Croke Park, Dublin 2009 Six Nations Championship 7 February 2009 Won 30–21 [36]
35  Italy Stadio Flaminio, Rome 15 February 2009 Won 38–9 [37]
36  England Croke Park, Dublin 28 February 2009 Won 14–13 [38]
37  Wales Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 21 March 2009 Won 17–15 [39]
38  Australia Croke Park, Dublin Lansdowne Cup 15 November 2009 Draw 20–20 [40]
39  Fiji RDS Arena, Dublin Test Match 21 November 2009 Won 41–6 [41]
40  Scotland Croke Park, Dublin 2010 Six Nations Championship 20 March 2010 Lost 20–23 [42]
41  New Zealand Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth Test Match 12 June 2010 Lost 28–66 [43]
42 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 20 November 2010 Lost 18–38 [44]
43  Italy Stadio Flaminio, Rome 2011 Six Nations Championship 5 February 2011 Won 13–11 [45]
44  Wales Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 12 March 2011 Lost 13–19 [46]
45  England Aviva Stadium, Dublin 19 March 2011 Won 24–8 [47]
46  Italy Otago Stadium, Dunedin 2011 Rugby World Cup 2 October 2011 Won 36–6 [48]
47  Wales Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2013 Six Nations Championship 2 February 2013 Won 30–22 [49]

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