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#Brian O'Driscoll

'His arrival into Irish rugby was like Lomu's impact at the '95 World Cup'
# Paddy Johns
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# Paddy Johns

'His arrival into Irish rugby was like Lomu's impact at the '95 World Cup'

Nov 21st 2020, 8:00 AM 39,943 Views 10 Comments

Remembering a famous win over England, seeing Brian O’Driscoll emerge as a star, Paddy Johns was a shining light in Irish rugby’s darkest decade.

'Conor Murray's pass is the best pass in Ireland' - Brian O'Driscoll
# 9
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# 9

'Conor Murray's pass is the best pass in Ireland' - Brian O'Driscoll

Oct 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 12,018 Views 17 Comments

The former Ireland captain believes some criticism of the scrum-half has been unwarranted.

The day George Hook claimed Joe Schmidt had lost the dressing room
# No Ordinary Joe
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# No Ordinary Joe

The day George Hook claimed Joe Schmidt had lost the dressing room

Oct 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 33,852 Views 0 Comments

Ten years on since their first Pro12 trip to Treviso, Garry Doyle revisits the harrowing defeat that left questions hanging over Leinster’s newly appointed Kiwi coach.

20 for 2020: Ireland's most influential sports stars of the century
# Legends
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# Legends

20 for 2020: Ireland's most influential sports stars of the century

Apr 19th 2020, 7:45 PM 44,682 Views 105 Comments

The last two decades have been memorable in Irish sport in so many different ways. We have picked our stars of the century. Now tell us what you think.

When Leinster went to Toulouse and toppled the reigning European champions
# Classic
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# Classic

When Leinster went to Toulouse and toppled the reigning European champions

Apr 5th 2020, 9:05 PM 34,472 Views 31 Comments

Michael Cheika’s men delivered a stunning performance in their 2006 Heineken Cup quarter-final.

20 years on: Looking back at Brian O'Driscoll's hat-trick in Paris in 2000
# Memories
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# Memories

20 years on: Looking back at Brian O'Driscoll's hat-trick in Paris in 2000

Mar 19th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,797 Views 20 Comments

The 21-year-old centre bagged three wonderful tries in Ireland’s historic 27-25 win.

How Roy Keane left his mark on Irish rugby
# Influencer
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# Influencer

How Roy Keane left his mark on Irish rugby

Mar 5th 2020, 6:57 PM 15,333 Views 4 Comments

So many of the key players in Munster, Leinster and Ireland’s rise say Keane was their inspiration.

Brian O’Driscoll accuses England boss Eddie Jones of ‘scaremongering’
# Edgy
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# Edgy

Brian O’Driscoll accuses England boss Eddie Jones of ‘scaremongering’

Feb 18th 2020, 4:16 PM 18,063 Views 14 Comments

Mind games finally kick off this week, with BOD having a pop at Fast Eddie.

‘I’m not going to try and over-egg it, we got lucky in 2009’ – BOD opens up about Ireland’s grand slam year
# Golden Years
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# Golden Years

‘I’m not going to try and over-egg it, we got lucky in 2009’ – BOD opens up about Ireland’s grand slam year

Feb 6th 2020, 6:39 PM 11,703 Views 5 Comments

The former Irish captain outlined in an exclusive podcast with The Times of London how he was riddled with self-doubt in the run-in to that season.

Rob Kearney, BOD and some laughs: A look at the new Guinness Six Nations show on Virgin Media
# TV Watch
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# TV Watch

Rob Kearney, BOD and some laughs: A look at the new Guinness Six Nations show on Virgin Media

Jan 28th 2020, 10:48 AM 11,971 Views 0 Comments

Hosted by Muireann O’Connell, Andrew Trimble and Greg O’Shea, The Line-Out starts on Virgin Media Two this Thursday night.

O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around
# BOD
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# BOD

O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around

Jan 27th 2020, 12:31 PM 48,181 Views 55 Comments

The former Ireland captain also warned it will be difficult for Andy Farrell to experiment during the Six Nations.

Bleak midweek wins, Bridgend embarrassment and how Leinster's streak was undone in '02
# Trend-Setters
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# Trend-Setters

Bleak midweek wins, Bridgend embarrassment and how Leinster's streak was undone in '02

Jan 11th 2020, 8:00 AM 17,642 Views 5 Comments

Champagne rugby, served with unappetising sides.

The year that changed Irish rugby forever
# Sliding Doors
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# Sliding Doors

The year that changed Irish rugby forever

Jan 6th 2020, 8:30 PM 28,839 Views 15 Comments

In the 1990s, Irish rugby was a byword for failure, but within six months of the new century a new era had dawned. Twenty years on, The42 reflects on the most important season in Irish rugby history

Joe Schmidt 'hid away' after World Cup disappointment but praises 'incredible' Irish fans
# Fields Of Athenry
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# Fields Of Athenry

Joe Schmidt 'hid away' after World Cup disappointment but praises 'incredible' Irish fans

Nov 23rd 2019, 2:37 PM 28,667 Views 57 Comments

The former Ireland head coach said the Fields of Athenry drowned out the haka at the New Zealand match last month.

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain
# Leader
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# Leader

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain

Oct 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,826 Views 37 Comments

There have been many calls for the 23-year-old to succeed the retired Rory Best.

'In the final year, Joe failed to evolve the team when he needed to' - BOD
# Reflection
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# Reflection

'In the final year, Joe failed to evolve the team when he needed to' - BOD

Oct 29th 2019, 1:01 AM 14,663 Views 26 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll wants to see Irish rugby placing a greater focus on developing passing skills.

O'Driscoll and Nacewa comments offer interesting theory on Ireland's exit
# Review
From The42
# Review

O'Driscoll and Nacewa comments offer interesting theory on Ireland's exit

Oct 24th 2019, 12:56 PM 28,476 Views 37 Comments

Both former players suggested that Leinster’s style of play had an impact on Ireland’s success.

'The mood of the whole country has shifted in 80 minutes'
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

'The mood of the whole country has shifted in 80 minutes'

Sep 28th 2019, 11:16 AM 17,352 Views 44 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell were left speechless in the ITV studio.

O'Driscoll backs 'luxury' defensive option Henshaw to take Ireland 13 shirt
# Centre Of Attention
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# Centre Of Attention

O'Driscoll backs 'luxury' defensive option Henshaw to take Ireland 13 shirt

Sep 9th 2019, 3:02 PM 10,294 Views 12 Comments

Henshaw and Aki look to have formed a cohesive partnership as the World Cup looms.

'Poor Jacob had to try and make reads that were really difficult'
# Defence
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# Defence

'Poor Jacob had to try and make reads that were really difficult'

Aug 30th 2019, 8:02 PM 40,612 Views 46 Comments

The Ireland left wing faced criticism for his defensive decisions against England last weekend.

O'Driscoll nervous for Schmidt's Ireland after 'horror performance' in London
# Fixable
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# Fixable

O'Driscoll nervous for Schmidt's Ireland after 'horror performance' in London

Aug 27th 2019, 8:51 PM 13,655 Views 21 Comments

The former Ireland captain empathised with Rory Best’s struggles last weekend.

'You've got to guarantee the ball goes down': O'Driscoll says Stockdale error was unforgivable
# Missed Opportunity
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# Missed Opportunity

'You've got to guarantee the ball goes down': O'Driscoll says Stockdale error was unforgivable

Mar 30th 2019, 10:20 PM 99,557 Views 111 Comments

Jacob Stockdale passed up the opportunity to score a crucial try during Ulster’s Champions Cup defeat to Leinster on Saturday.

Ireland U20s prospect Turner looking to learn from Ringrose's example
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# 13

Ireland U20s prospect Turner looking to learn from Ringrose's example

Feb 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 11,433 Views 59 Comments

The Trinity outside centre has impressed in the opening two rounds of the Six Nations.

'Eddie Jones will be delighted that we’re not talking about his players' -- O'Driscoll
# Sideshow
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# Sideshow

'Eddie Jones will be delighted that we’re not talking about his players' -- O'Driscoll

Jan 31st 2019, 1:04 PM 31,071 Views 9 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll thinks Ireland have risen above being distracted by ‘external factors’.

Brian O'Driscoll provides top-class offload analysis on Rugby Tonight
# Break It Down
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# Break It Down

Brian O'Driscoll provides top-class offload analysis on Rugby Tonight

Jan 18th 2019, 6:47 PM 16,000 Views 7 Comments

The former Ireland captain was joined by Ben Kay on BT Sport.

'Johnny is an antagonistic person' - BOD on Sexton's 'confrontational' captaincy style
# Skippers
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# Skippers

'Johnny is an antagonistic person' - BOD on Sexton's 'confrontational' captaincy style

Jan 3rd 2019, 1:03 PM 15,927 Views 59 Comments

O’Driscoll believes it can sometimes have a ‘negative knock-on connotation’ for the team as a whole.

'It's not football' - O'Driscoll calls for 'slide tackles' to be stamped out of rugby
# Contentious
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# Contentious

'It's not football' - O'Driscoll calls for 'slide tackles' to be stamped out of rugby

Dec 17th 2018, 2:02 PM 41,719 Views 52 Comments

Munster legend Alan Quinlan also branded Castres ‘a disgrace’ after their Heineken European Champions Cup win on Saturday.

'A difene and a couple of co-codamol': O'Driscoll opens up on painkiller use in rugby
# Pain Game
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# Pain Game

'A difene and a couple of co-codamol': O'Driscoll opens up on painkiller use in rugby

Dec 6th 2018, 9:24 AM 45,770 Views 83 Comments

‘It almost became like habit where it gave me a fighting chance if I wasn’t feeling 100%.’

BOD: 'Big names could switch to sevens in pursuit of Olympic gold'
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

BOD: 'Big names could switch to sevens in pursuit of Olympic gold'

Nov 29th 2018, 2:52 PM 13,462 Views 18 Comments

The 2018/19 World Rugby Sevens Series gets underway in Dubai this weekend.

Christmas FM is officially back on Irish airwaves this week: here's how you can listen in
# Deck The Halls
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# Deck The Halls

Christmas FM is officially back on Irish airwaves this week: here's how you can listen in

Nov 25th 2018, 6:00 PM 45,279 Views 33 Comments

The station is back on the air from 28 November until St Stephen’s Day.

'Hopefully this really seals it, that we have put this behind us and it is settled'
# Bury The Hatchet
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# Bury The Hatchet

'Hopefully this really seals it, that we have put this behind us and it is settled'

Nov 13th 2018, 8:00 AM 36,109 Views 39 Comments

13 years on from the infamous spear tackle incident, Brian O’Driscoll and Tana Umaga are reunited in Dublin.

'I'm scarred by them from 1999 and 2007. They're still a bogey team for us'
# Los Pumas
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# Los Pumas

'I'm scarred by them from 1999 and 2007. They're still a bogey team for us'

Nov 9th 2018, 5:22 PM 7,516 Views 6 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll doesn’t have happy memories of coming up against Argentina.

'He doesn't need protecting': BOD defends Sexton after England coach's accusations
# Fuelling The Fire
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# Fuelling The Fire

'He doesn't need protecting': BOD defends Sexton after England coach's accusations

Nov 9th 2018, 12:50 PM 39,909 Views 32 Comments

Eddie Jones has claimed the Ireland out-half receives preferential treatment from referees.

7 of the best reactions to Brian O'Driscoll's call for a Yes vote
# Bod For Yes
# Bod For Yes

7 of the best reactions to Brian O'Driscoll's call for a Yes vote

May 22nd 2018, 9:53 AM 13,267 Views 6 Comments

We’ve all been there when it comes to picking a filter.

Quiz: How much do you remember from Leinster's previous European cup final victories?
# It's Quizness Time
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# It's Quizness Time

Quiz: How much do you remember from Leinster's previous European cup final victories?

May 9th 2018, 4:51 PM 10,118 Views 1 Comment

Let’s test your knowledge.

O'Driscoll to join an illustrious group as he's inducted into Rugby Players Ireland hall of fame
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

O'Driscoll to join an illustrious group as he's inducted into Rugby Players Ireland hall of fame

May 9th 2018, 2:54 PM 8,617 Views 41 Comments

“To be recognised in this way by the Irish rugby community is incredibly humbling.”

'I've got nothing against Brian O'Driscoll. He can say what he wants'
# Basket Case
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# Basket Case

'I've got nothing against Brian O'Driscoll. He can say what he wants'

Apr 25th 2018, 11:30 AM 80,439 Views 50 Comments

The Ireland legend said that Ulster are a “basket case” of a province.

Scotland should beware 'rugby anorak' Schmidt, says O'Driscoll
# The Joe Show
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# The Joe Show

Scotland should beware 'rugby anorak' Schmidt, says O'Driscoll

Mar 9th 2018, 8:59 AM 17,266 Views 17 Comments

‘One word you associate with Joe Schmidt is detail. I have never known any coach to scrutinise a game like him.’

Amy Huberman shared a gas video of Brian O'Driscoll miming along to Leo Varadkar
# Voice Twins
# Voice Twins

Amy Huberman shared a gas video of Brian O'Driscoll miming along to Leo Varadkar

Mar 3rd 2018, 3:20 PM 11,988 Views 5 Comments

It’s uncanny.

Amy Huberman had the best reaction to finding out husband Brian and Harvey from Sabrina are the same person
# Harvey Kinkle
# Harvey Kinkle

Amy Huberman had the best reaction to finding out husband Brian and Harvey from Sabrina are the same person

Feb 12th 2018, 7:49 AM 19,422 Views 2 Comments

“He tells me nothing.”

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