It’s time to look back through some of the best soundbites and quips from the last year.
“I wished him well for his family for Christmas … and I did ask if he had any influence that the Irish fans didn’t boo me too much.” – Warren Gatland on Brian O’Driscoll
“When my generation watched rugby it was Jonah Lomu. For an entire generation Brian is Jonah Lomu.” – Jamie Heaslip pays tribute
“Next year there will be no BOD on their side so, maybe, God will be on ours.” – Philippe Saint-Andr