Brian O'Driscoll joins BT Sport's rugby presenting team

Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll is applauded by teammates as he leaves the field after his last home appearance against Italy in the Six Nations match on March 8, 2014
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Retired Irish rugby star Brian O'Driscoll joins BT Sport as a rugby presenter for next season's coverage.

BT Sport have announced that former Irish rugby star Brian O'Driscoll has joined the broadcaster's presenting team.

The 35-year-old will act as an expert for BT Sport's rugby coverage after deciding to retire from playing at the end of last season with Leinster.

O'Driscoll, who is the highest try scorer of all time for Ireland, will provide his opinion during BT Sport's coverage of the European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup.

"I'm excited to be embarking on one of the next steps in my career with BT Sport, it's a big change for me, but I'm looking forward to the challenge and being involved at the inception of the brand new European tournament at a brand new channel like BT Sport," said O'Driscoll.

"I'm joining BT Sport because I've been impressed by their new and fresh approach to rugby coverage and I'm looking forward to being a part of their team."

O'Driscoll, who will also feature on the weekly rugby show Rugby Tonight, has been named as a BT Sport ambassador.

Stuart Lancaster, the England head coach looks on during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
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