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113 brilliant pictures of Brian O’Driscoll’s international career

When will we see his likes again?

BRIAN O’DRISCOLL’S CAREER has, after 15 years, come to an end.

March 15 should always be remembered not only as a momentous day in Irish Rugby history, but a day when world rugby waved goodbye to a legend.

It’s been one hell of a journey, so here’s a glimpse at some of the thousands of images that exist of Brian O’Driscoll in action on home soil.

113 brilliant pictures of Brian O’Driscoll’s international career
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  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: James Crombie/INPHO
  • Brian O'Driscoll with an injury

    Source: James Crombie/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Andrew Matthews
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: James Crombie/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Tom Honan/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Getty Images
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: ©INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: ©INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: ©INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: ©INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Kate Mullen/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Colm O'Neill/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Colm O'Neill/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Colm O'Neill/INPHO
  • With daughter Sadie after the game

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Colm O'Neill/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: James Crombie/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

  • Alex Cuthbert is tackled.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • In the air with Ma'a Nonu

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • BOD broken by All Blacks.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO
  • The Midfield.

    Source: James Crombie/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Colm O'Neill/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • Out on his own.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: James Crombie/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • In the air with Ma'a Nonu.

    Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • Headshots compiled before his 100th cap. He's now on 132.

    Source: ©INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: James Crombie/INPHO
  • Attempting a drop-goal versus the 'Boks.

    Source: James Crombie/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • Scoring a rare international try at the RDS.

    Source: James Crombie/INPHO
  • Tomas O'Leary and Stephen Ferris celebrate the try that defined 2009.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • Even the hardest men get cold sometimes.

    Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO
  • The finest player to grace Croke Park?

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • Tackling a young Francois Steyn.

    Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Andrew Paton/INPHO
  • Ooooohhh!

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: ©INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • Scampering up the line to score against England.

    Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • Celebrating his first Triple Crown.

    Source: INPHO
  • There was the odd sin-bin..

    Source: ©INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: ©INPHO
  • BOD 'n' ROG

    Source: ©INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Andrew Paton/INPHO
  • Tackled by Sergio Parisse.

    Source: INPHO
  • Leading his team out at Thomond Park.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • Getting in where it hurts against Serge Betsen.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: INPHO
  • He has a bit of history with France.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Patrick Bolger/INPHO
  • Corne Krige gets a tackle in.

    Source: Patrick Bolger/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Patrick Bolger/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Patrick Bolger/INPHO
  • 15 years of The 13.

    Source: Patrick Bolger/INPHO

A truly fitting finale as Brian O’Driscoll finishes as a champion

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