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But before he did we asked the Waratahs hooker to select a Dream Team based on the best he has played with or against in his career. Always looking to improve and someone you want in the trenches. Top bloke and has time for everyone. Luckily got a few games with him before I left Irish. Incredibly technical tighthead during scrum time and his experience is invaluable.
The biggest head in the Premiership! Currently ranked No. Not sure how Franco plays games a year as a year-old, but incredibly durable. Although I caught the back end of his career, you could see how much of a student of the game he was. Loved playing with him as you were guaranteed a couple of tip carries off his shoulder. Taught me a lot about improving your intellect around the field.
Impossible to split him and Mike Coman really. Both warhorses that are first on the team sheet each week.
Two battlers that turn up with the ultimate intensity. Nothing but inspiring playing with them through my Irish career. Managed to catch a few minutes with him to witness the pure power. An absolute bully on the field and a legend off it. My right shoulder is still padded to this day as I made the mistake of running at him. Lesson learned. The energiser bunny who set standards by the sheer work he gets through per game. Another student of the game, has played games and still performing.
Could always count on him to get us out of trouble with his kicking ability. Always astonished when I watched him of how he would pop up at the right place at the right time. But you would only need to see his GPS statistics after the game to realise that was a result of how relentless his work rate was. The definition of leading by his actions. Would be the first to throw his face into tackles and the key that makes the Saracens backline tick defensively. A leader you wanted to perform for on the field.