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Tony O'Reilly
Ireland
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Full name Anthony Joseph Francis (Kevin) O'Reilly
Born May 7, 1936, Dublin
Current age 78 years 134 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Ireland
Position Wing

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1955-1970 39 39 0 30 10 0 0 0 0 15 23 1 39.74
Ireland 1955-1970 29 29 0 12 4 0 0 0 0 10 18 1 36.20
British and Irish Lions 1955-1959 10 10 0 18 6 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 50.00
Five/Six Nations 1955-1970 27 27 0 12 4 0 0 0 0 9 17 1 35.18

Career statistics
Test debut Ireland v France at Lansdowne Road, Jan 22, 1955 match details
Last Test England v Ireland at Twickenham, Feb 14, 1970 match details
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O'Reilly made his Test debut for Ireland against France in 1955 as a teenager, and was well received by the press despite Ireland's narrow defeat.

He played 26 times in the Five Nations up to 1963 and was recalled, out of the blue, to make a 27th appearance in the tournament as an eleventh-hour stand-in against England at Twickenham in 1970. His selection, incidentally, deprived Brian O'Driscoll's father Frank, the nominated threequarter substitute, of his Irish cap.

In the colours of the Lions O'Reilly also excelled, winning 10 Test caps between 1955 and 1959. He played in all tour Tests of the thrilling drawn series in South Africa in 1955 and won six caps on tour to Australia and New Zealand in 1959. He remains the Lions' leading try-scorer in Tests with 10.

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Sep 14, 1959
Tony O'Reilly in action for the Lions against the Junior All Blacks
Tony O'Reilly in action for the Lions against the Junior All Blacks
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Sep 14, 1959
Lions winger Tony O'Reilly fends off theJunior All Blacks' DJ Davison
Lions winger Tony O'Reilly fends off theJunior All Blacks' DJ Davison
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