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Brian O'Driscoll Picks His Top 3 Rugby World Cup Moments

Brian O'Driscoll Picks His Top 3 Rugby World Cup Moments
Jeremy Fullam
By Jeremy Fullam
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Brian O'Driscoll has been a busy man during this years World Cup. Ireland's most capped international has been working as a pundit for ITV as well as posting vlogs on his own website.

In his latest vlog, O'Driscoll picks his top three moments from this year's tournament and some of them may come as a surprise, however there's no arguing all three are fantastic memories.

As good as it was, Ireland's victory against France is not in his top three highlights and instead O'Driscoll has gone for some of the more under-appreciated moments.

1. Japan stun the Springboks

This is unsurprisingly O'Driscoll's top moment from the competition and it's fair to say that every rugby fan across the globe (bar South Africans) agree with him.

The result will go down as the greatest upset in the history of the competition, if not the sport. BOD also alludes the courage of the Japanese not to accept the draw and being rewarded for it.

2. Welsh try against England


Not a moment that would instantly spring to mind for most but a fantastic try nonetheless.

O'Driscoll's love for this try stems from the fact that Wales had lost half their team during the match and had a number of absentees prior to the tournament.

Following a string of injuries, third choice scrum half Lloyd Williams was made into an emergency winger. His break down the left wing followed by a sumptuous grubber kick resulted in Gareth Davies crossing the line to give the Welsh a massive win.


3.Dan Carters Smile


There were so many New Zealand moments and Dan Carter moments to choose from, so to choose Dan Carter's smile is somewhat puzzling.

O'Driscoll himself realises his decision probably won't agree with everyone but for someone who has suffered so much from injury himself he clearly enjoys seeing someone overcome their previous hardships.


Carter missed out on the victory in 2011 and is set to leave the All Blacks after this years tournament, making it his last opportunity to lift the Webb Ellis Trophy.

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