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O’Connell To Retire After World Cup

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Ireland captain and former British Lions captain Paul O’Connell will retire from international rugby after the upcoming World Cup.

Lock O’Connell has won 101 caps to date, as well as featuring in seven British Lions test sides. He will also leave club side Munster for an expected tilt in France, with Toulon reported to be interested in the veteran.

O’Connell has won the Grand Slam once as well as two Six Nations titles for Ireland, whilst domestically he has won two European Cups with Munster after making his debut in 2001.

O’Connell will lead the Irish side at the forthcoming World Cup in England with his side in a great position to finish as the best Northern Hemisphere side, with an outside chance of finishing his career as a World Cup winner.

Paul O'Connell

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