WATCH: Paul O'Connell proves for the umpteenth time that he's not like us mere mortals 5 years ago

WATCH: Paul O'Connell proves for the umpteenth time that he's not like us mere mortals

Paul O'Connell has seen and done almost everything a rugby player possibly can.

He's won the Heineken Cup, the Grand Slam and a Lions Tour so he's more than a little accustomed to being showered with praise from the stands.

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So otherworldly have O'Connell's feats on the pitch been that, last year, we were prompted to list the reasons - there were 55 of them at the time - why the legendary lock is Ireland's greatest living human being.

We can go ahead and add number 56 to the list, we reckon, because O'Connell's brilliance was on display once more on a recent episode of BBC show A Question of Sport.

O'Connell and teammates, Phil Tufnell and AP McCoy, answered the first question right in a game and were rewarded with two letters out of a sporting phrase that was 23 characters long.


It was a seemingly impossible task but the word "impossible" is simply not in O'Connell's vocabulary.

He took a deep breath and uttered the words "Borussia Monchengladbach."

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And the crowd went wild!

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