O’Driscoll the latest to be inducted into the RPA Hall of Fame

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The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today announced former Leinster, Ireland and British & Irish Lions Captain, Brian O’Driscoll, is to be honoured at the RPA Players’ Awards 2016, taking place on Wednesday 11th May at Battersea Evolution, London.

O’Driscoll has been named as the latest inductee into the RPA Hall of Fame, in association with KPMG, and he joins an illustrious list of previous inductees including: Sir Gareth Edwards, Martin Johnson CBE, Michael Lynagh and last year’s winner Jonny Wilkinson CBE.

During a distinguished fifteen year career, that included a total of 327 games and 108 tries, the all-action centre won two RBS 6 Nations Championships, including a famous Grand Slam in 2009, four PRO12 Championships and three European Cups.

On receiving the news of his award O’Driscoll said: “It’s a great honour to be inducted into the RPA Hall of Fame alongside so many greats of the game and I look forward to being part of what promises to be a very special rugby evening.”

RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley, said: “Brian is a wonderful ambassador of our sport who has exuded the values of rugby throughout his remarkable career. We’re absolutely thrilled he’s able to join us at this year’s Awards so the RPA members can pay tribute and celebrate his exceptional contribution to rugby.”

To be part of the RPA Players’ Awards 2016 and to rub shoulders with the past and present heroes of the game please contact Sam Baring on SBaring@theRPA.co.uk or 020 3053 6670.

Inductees into the RPA Hall of Fame, in association with KPMG, are recognised by the RPA Players’ Board as having made an outstanding contribution to the international game.