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Rugby's Golden Oldies

11th April 2014 14:34

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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.

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.

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