Rugby's Golden Oldies

11th Apr 2014, 14:41

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Better with age: Paul O'Connell

Better with age: Paul O'Connell

As the Northern Hemisphere season reaches its climax, there are plenty veterans still mixing it with the best in pro rugby.

As the Northern Hemisphere season reaches its climax, there are plenty veterans still mixing it with the best in pro rugby.

Last weekend, Paul O'Connell turned in a barnstorming display at Thomond Park to help Munster reach the Heineken Cup semi-finals, barely a few weeks after lifting the Six Nations Championship with Ireland.

With players making their Test debuts at an increasingly young age, how many thirty-somethings continue to dominate the rugby landscape?

Our friends at Bleacher Report have put together a list of those primarily aged 33 and over still firmly among the sport's top dogs.