20 Jun, 09:20
Paul O'Connell is one of four Irish players named to start for the British and Irish Lions when they take on the Qantas Wallabies this Saturday in their first test.
Now living: Limerick.
Educated: B Comm. Economics Degree from University of the Free State.
First started playing rugby: Age 6.
Sportsperson admire most: Ernie Els.
Career highlight to date: Test debut v Italy.
Favourite other sport: Cricket:
Favourite team outside rugby: Ferrari F1 Team.
Hobbies outside rugby: Reading.
Best part of being a pro footballer: Travelling and visiting new places.
Worst part of being a pro footballer: Injuries.
Person you would most like to meet. Nelson Mandela.
Person you would avoid at all costs. Ghosts.
Pet hate: Standing in line and waiting.
Favourite Food: Pizza.
Sporting event you'd most like to attend: Monaco Grand Prix.
Best place you've visited: Phuket, Thailand.
Plans for when rugby career is over: Farming/Business.
RWC 2011 Winner: South Africa.
Three people you'd invite to dinner and why: Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, Donald Trump, the conversation sure to be interesting.