With the sad news emerging that former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell has been forced to retire from rugby, we take a look at his 10 best moments…

1.The time he put in this massive hit…

2….and this one

3.The time he put the fear of god into his team mates

4.The time he led Munster in a rendition of Stand Up And Fight

5.The time he took on a former drug enforcer

6.The time he used his wrestling skills on Robert Sidoli

7.The time he gave an inspiring post Lions match speech

8.The time he was awarded Six Nations player of the championship in his last ever season

9.In fact, just all of these moments

10.And not forgetting the time he couldn’t stop laughing at England’s failed bid for a grand slam