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O’Connell in line for British & Irish Lions call-up

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Paul O'Connell has thrown his name right back into contention to be included in Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions squad for the summer tour of Australia, with increasing calls for the Munster star to be named captain.

O'Connell put in a man-of-the-match performance as he inspired Rob Penny's men to a shock 18-12 quarter-final victory over reigning Aviva Premiership champions Harlequins on Sunday, proving a colossus at the Twickenham Stoop.

It's been described as one of the second row's best-ever performances as he embodied Munster's intensity and ruthlessness, shining in the lineout as Quins wilted.

Read the full post by Kieran Beckles of the Yahoo! Contributor Network

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