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Not again! New Zealand paper claims Brian O'Driscoll is 'Britain's greatest player of his generation'
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You would think that in order for a rugby player to play for Ireland, they or their parents would have to be from either the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. Well, that is the case, but it seems the New Zealand Herald didn't get the memo.
The newspaper has dubbed Ireland centre and Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll as 'Britain's greatest player of his generation'. In an article entitled 'Irish prince of centres laughs off speculation of succession' (I kid you not), Dublin-born O'Driscoll is given the accolade not once, but twice!
Of course, being named Britain's greatest rugby player is nothing to be sniffed at. In fact, it's quite the honour. Now if only it were true! Check out the article below as snapped by Irishman Barry Sullivan:
Images: Barry Sullivan
Meanwhile, American entertainment and video game website IGN is running an online poll to find the next great British movie action hero (you probably know where I'm going with this). But wait, who is that over on the left of the image?
Image: screengrab of IGN
Why it's German-born, Kerry-bred actor Michael Fassbender! Yes, the X-men and Shame star has made their shortlist of action men who they believe will help to 'keep the British end up'.
The inclusion of the German-Irish man has provoked a strong reaction in the article's comments section, with many users pointing out Fassbender's heritage. So how's he doing in the poll?
Well better to be spoken about than not, I suppose.
We'll let Samuel L Jackson have the last word: