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He was named man of the match for his performance while it was Ireland fly-half Ronan O’Gara who kicked all the points in Munster’s 18-12 victory.
In doing so he strengthened his claims to be part of the British & Irish Lions squad on their tour to Australia this summer, and Quins director of rugby O’Shea, who won 35 caps for Ireland, believes he could be the best ever lock to wear the hallowed green jersey.
“I thought Paul O'Connell was absolutely majestic, the whole Munster team was physical but he was the totem the whole team rose around,” said O’Shea.
“He is one of the greatest second-rows in rugby and one of the greatest second-rows Ireland has ever produced, if not the greatest. A potential Lions captain? Definitely.”
Munster head coach Rob Penney echoed those sentiments, adding: “Paul's going to get better too. He hasn't played a lot recently so he'll get better with more game time so I suspect late June early July he'll be humming.”