ALMOST 5,000 PEOPLE have already ‘liked’ their way onto a petition to immortalise Ireland’s greatest ever centre in a solid bust.
“‘Phil Lynott, Molly Malone and even Sir John Gray have statues erected on the streets of Dublin..” and it can count the IRFU among those who have clicked the thumbs up button.
So, it’s settled then?
All we need to decide on now is a material – granite would be suitable, perhaps bronze after the chemical reaction makes it green – and a pose.
Here’s 13 stances we think may suit.
Although, that extra jersey material from our last win in Paris could double the cost of any work commissioned.
‘Don’t go into that ruck, Drico.’
Potential spoiler alert for anyone who didn’t make it to the end of The Dark Knight Rises, but we loved this head-bowed, cloaked tribute to selflessly heroic figure.
Aurelien Rougerie BOD
But that hair doesn’t need a statue. It’s already imprinted in our national consciousness.
Alternative career Brian
A technically superior cameraman.
‘Whaddya mean, you’re out of Powerade?’
The rucking centre
Is his finest work done without the ball? He’d be no less recognisable if he were arched over a tackled player, forcing a turnover or penalty.
He’s never shy in helping his fly-half control territory. And, In the really big games, he loves a drop goal.
Alternative title: Point Break Brian.
The impossible-made-possible, by Brian O’Driscoll
Any other suggestions or Brian O’Driscoll memories, please let us know.