Peter O’Mahony was back to his brutal best as he played a starring role in Ireland’s 19-16 win against South Africa in Dublin.
The flanker hit the headlines during the summer for his burning one-liner to then All Blacks captain Sam Cane.
“Who do you think you are? You’re a shit Richie McCaw pal,” O’Mahony is reported to have told the Chiefs’ veteran.
And O’Mahony was up to his old tricks again in Dublin today, constantly looking on the brink of a total meltdown yet somehow being in complete control of what was going on.
He was spotted constantly in the ear of former World Player of the Year Pieter Steph du Toit at every scrum.
One fan wrote: “Did O’Mahony just say “F*** off Goldilocks” to du Toit there?”
“Peter O’Mahony absolutely bossing the mind games with the South Africans and he is just laughing at them,” wrote a second.
A third added: “Peter O’Mahony can’t help but try to start a fight,”
“I would be willing to pay a large amount of money to have the NFL/NBA-style ‘Player Mic’ on Peter O’Mahony for the duration of an 80 minute Test match. The subtle digs, continual bite and chat would be incredible,” commented a fourth.
Irish hard-man Peter O’Mahony ranks his three toughest opponents
Ireland hero Peter O’Mahony has recalled some of the toughest players he has come up against throughout his career.
The 32-year-old, who we included in our 2022 World XV, was a star performer as Ireland recorded a historic first away series win in New Zealand this summer.
Interestingly, his trio of toughest ever opponents, which you can see below, all played for the All Blacks.
This interview was done prior to the 2022 tour.
PETER O’MAHONY: TOUGHEST OPPONENTS:
#3. Kieran Read
- Age: 36
- Position: Number 8
- Caps: 128
A totem of the modern day All Blacks side.
O’Mahony said: “Read was probably the most skilful I’ve come up against whether it was backs or forwards – he’d be well up there as well.”
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Publish date : 2022-11-05 18:26:51