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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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  • Rugby Champions Cup Table
Pool 1
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Leinster622
2Northampton617
3Castres69
4Ospreys65
Pool 2
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Toulon624
2Cardiff Blues614
3Exeter612
4Glasgow Warriors611
Pool 3
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Toulouse623
2Saracens620
3Connacht613
4Zebre60
Pool 4
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Clermont Auvergne624
2Harlequins616
3Scarlets611
4Racing Metro Paris67
Pool 5
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Ulster626
2Leicester Tigers621
3Montpellier611
4Treviso60
Pool 6
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Munster623
2Gloucester614
3Edinburgh612
4Perpignan67