The RBS Six Nation match against Italy on Saturday 8th March marked Brian O'Driscoll's last game in a green shirt on Irish soil.
A week later in Paris on Saturday 15th March, he became a two-time Six Nations winner when Ireland beat France and claimed the 2014 Title.
Tomorrow evening marks the final time that Brian O'Driscoll will pull on the blue jersey of Leinster in the Pro12 final against Glasgow at the RDS. If we're lucky we might get to see this:
I've dared @BrianODriscoll to do an end of career dirty dancing lift if they win tomorrow but I fear he's not taking it seriously
— Amy Huberman (@amyhuberman) May 30, 2014
The time has come to say goodbye – and thank you.
Let's take a look back at some of his most magical moments and achievements:
13 reasons why we LOVE Brian O’Driscoll
He’s captained three teams - Ireland, Leinster and British & Irish Lions (2005) - and is known internationally as the one and only BOD.
He can do things like this:
He’s the highest try scorer of all time in Irish Rugby – having scored 46 tries for Ireland and 1 try for the Lions in 2001 – and is 8th-highest try scorer in rugby union history. He holds the Six Nations record for most tries scored with 26 and has scored the most Heineken Cup tries (30) for an Irishman.
He’s got an impressive 141 test caps (133 for Ireland - 83 as captain - and 8 for the British and Irish Lions) which equals the previous world-record held by Australia’s George Gregan.
He’s a nice guy – how happy is this little girl to see her hero with the Heineken Cup?
He’s professional no matter what happens:
His acting skills are like totes amazeballs:
He’s not afraid to try new styles...and then let them go:
He’s got the most awesome wife:
Trying to rectify the kids on the road's disappointment that the other half is out this evening pic.twitter.com/dVmHkEQ2XN
— Amy Huberman (@amyhuberman) October 31, 2013
He’s the coolest daddy:
He's both knowledgeable and wise:
He makes number 13 lucky:
He has the best supporters:
He also does amazing things like ringing into the Ray D'Arcy Show to speak to his biggest fan on air to apologise for missing a photo opportunity with her. Read the full story here
Long live BOD!
Here’s BOD’s first try for Ireland in his fourth cap against the USA at Lansdowne Road in the 1999 Rugby World Cup:
Photos: INPHO/ Billy Stickland and Dan Sheridan
*We couldn't keep it to just 13 reasons...