WANT TO know what happened when Munster and Ireland’s Paul O’Connell met the Irish world boxing champion Katie Taylor? Then check out this video!

Each athlete was given a taste of the other’s sport when Toyota got them together as part of their What Drives You campaign, and it’s unsurprising that the pair of them were as competitive with each other as they are when facing an opponent on the pitch or in the ring.

O’Connell and Munster have just celebrated beating Leinster 34-23 in Dublin, their first victory over their rivals in the Irish capital since 2008, and they’re now preparing for their European Champions Cup campaign, when they will travel to Sale for their first match.

Meanwhile, Taylor celebrated winning her sixth consecutive European title in June. The 28-year-old has been on the medals podium at a major championship 16 times in a row!

Any rugby player would grab that stat with both hands… wonder if O’Connell will be using any of Taylor’s strength and conditioning tips in his preparation for Ireland’s autumn Internationals?! See all their fixtures here.

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