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Brian O'Driscoll

Born: January 2, 1979 (age 42)

Weight: 14st 9lb (93kg)

Hometown: Dublin

Position: Centre
Captain, Paul O'Connell of Ireland and Brian O'Driscoll celebrate with the Six Nations Championship during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Ireland at Stade de France on March 15, 2014
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Sports Mole has 158 articles about Brian O'Driscoll. Articles 1 to 40:
Brian O'Driscoll pictured in September 2017
Brian O'Driscoll tips Leinster to end Exeter's European reign
Exeter and Leinster are set for a quarter-final showdown in the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday.
Apr 6, 13:26
Referee Nigel Owens of Wales during the Heineken Cup Pool 5 match between Montpellier and Leicester Tigers at Stade Yves Du Manoir on December 15, 2013
Nigel Owens announces retirement after refereeing 100 Tests
Nigel Owens was in charge of the 2015 World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham.
Dec 11, 15:16
Ireland's James Ryan pictured in February 2020
Simon Easterby backs James Ryan to lead Ireland to Six Nations glory
Simon Easterby has hailed James Ryan as an increasingly influential leader within the Ireland ranks.
Oct 30, 15:51
Australia celebrate beating the British & Irish Lions in the third Test in 2001
Picture of the day - Australia beat British & Irish Lions in 2001
The Lions lost the series to two late penalties in the deciding Test.
Jul 14, 08:08
England head coach Eddie Jones walks with his runner up medal after the match on November 2, 2019
Brian O'Driscoll accuses Eddie Jones of "overstepping the mark"
Eddie Jones was widely ridiculed after his threat to face France with "absolute brutality" was met with a below-par 24-17 defeat in Paris.
Feb 18, 15:39
Ireland captain Rory Best leads the warm-up ahead of the Six Nations match against England on February 2, 2019
Brian O'Driscoll: 'Rory Best has been underestimated'
Ireland's most-capped player has thrown his weight behind skipper Rory Best.
Sep 21, 10:41
Ireland's Jean Kleyn in action against Italy on August 10, 2019
Jean Kleyn opens up on abandoning Springboks ambitions to commit to Ireland
The South Africa-born lock has been selected ahead of Devin Toner for the World Cup.
Sep 19, 07:03
Ireland celebrate defeating Wales on September 7, 2019
Result: Ireland defeat Wales to go top of world rankings
Injury concerns for Warren Gatland's side ahead of the Japan tournament.
Sep 7, 17:07
Ireland's Devin Toner pictured in February 2017
Brian O'Driscoll bemused by Devin Toner World Cup omission
Former Ireland skipper O'Driscoll questions decision to omit Devin Toner from World Cup squad.
Sep 3, 18:57
Brian O'Driscoll pictured in September 2017
Brian O'Driscoll wary of Ireland's Rugby World Cup chances
Former Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll believes that Joe Schmidt's side should first focus on reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup rather than winning it.
Feb 18, 22:56
Brian O'Driscoll pictured in September 2017
Brian O'Driscoll: 'England defeat was a reality check for Ireland'
Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll believes that the defeat to England in the opening match of their Six Nations campaign was a much-needed reality check in World Cup year.
Feb 18, 20:18
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Brian O'Driscoll and Tana Umaga bury hatchet over tackle on 2005 Lions tour
The All Blacks star and team-mate Keven Mealamu were criticised over the incident which left the former Ireland captain with a dislocated shoulder.
Nov 13, 00:02
Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll holds the Six Nations trophy
Brian O'Driscoll backs Ireland for Six Nations Grand Slam
Former Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll backs the team to win the Grand Slam for only the third time in their history in this year's Six Nations.
Mar 9, 09:37
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Interview: Will Greenwood previews British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand
Sports Mole discusses the British and Irish Lions' highly-anticipated tour of New Zealand with England World Cup winner Will Greenwood.
May 26, 11:25
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Brian O'Driscoll, Martin Johnson back Alun Wyn Jones for Lions captaincy
Former Lions captains Brian O'Driscoll and Martin Johnson both back Alun Wyn Jones for the role in New Zealand this summer, but regard Owen Farrell as a candidate.
Feb 19, 22:30
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Richie McCaw's record-breaking career in numbers
Following his retirement from rugby, Sports Mole takes a look at a selection of remarkable statistics from Richie McCaw's record-breaking New Zealand career.
Nov 20, 01:03
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Paul O'Connell's Ireland career ended by hamstring injury at Rugby World Cup
Paul O'Connell's international career ends prematurely as a hamstring injury rules the Ireland captain out of the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 13, 10:13
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Brian O'Driscoll: 'England should pick George Ford, Henry Slade'
Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll believes that England coach Stuart Lancaster should pick George Ford and Henry Slade for their crucial Pool A clash with Australia.
Sep 27, 19:23
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Result: Ireland dominant in win over Romania
Ireland score six tries on the way to beating Romania 44-10 in front of a record Rugby World Cup crowd at Wembley.
Sep 27, 18:34
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Rugby World Cup - Pool D preview
Sports Mole assesses the five nations that will be looking to progress beyond Pool D at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 17, 12:31
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Brian O'Driscoll: 'Sam Burgess not up to international rugby union speed'
Brian O'Driscoll claims that Sam Burgess's place in the England squad for the Rugby World Cup is far from secure.
Aug 21, 12:17
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Richie McCaw hails New Zealand recovery
New Zealand captain Richie McCaw hails the All Blacks for defeating rivals Australia to win the Bledisloe Cup.
Aug 15, 12:34
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Live Commentary: New Zealand 41-13 Australia - as it happened
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of the Bledisloe Cup match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park.
Aug 15, 08:00
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Stephen Moore hails Richie McCaw longevity
Australia captain Stephen Moore praises New Zealand counterpart Richie McCaw ahead of the flanker's record-equalling 141st Test appearance.
Aug 8, 10:10
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Luis Figo, Shane Warne to join sports stars in Dubai golf tournament
Luis Figo, Shane Warne, Dwight Yorke and Brian O'Driscoll are among the sports stars due to play in the first ever Icons Cup in Dubai this month.
Apr 7, 12:40
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Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll "quietly confident" of World Cup success
Former Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll suggests that narrowly missing out on claiming a memorable Grand Slam this year may work to his country's advantage.
Apr 3, 07:07
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Brian O'Driscoll in trouble with wife for crowd surfing at Hong Kong party
Brian O'Driscoll's wife forces the ex-rugby star to bring her home a giant Toblerone bar after catching him partying during a business trip in Hong Kong.
Apr 2, 13:24
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Brian O'Driscoll: 'Ireland are serious World Cup contenders'
Ireland are in a strong position ahead of the Rugby World Cup this year, says former captain Brian O'Driscoll.
Mar 24, 03:41
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Ugo Monye joins BT Sport rugby coverage
BT Sport sign up former England international Ugo Monye as their latest rugby pundit.
Mar 23, 18:04
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Jonny Wilkinson, Sir Clive Woodward join ITV lineup for World Cup coverage
Jonny Wilkinson and Sir Clive Woodward are named among ITV's lineup for this year's World Cup coverage.
Mar 23, 10:37
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Brian Moore reveals he won't be involved for ITV at Rugby World Cup
ITV names Jonny Wilkinson, Clive Woodward and Brian O'Driscoll as their pundits for the Rugby World Cup.
Mar 23, 02:43
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Paul O'Connell: 'Saturday showdown a great advert for Six Nations'
After leading his team to back-to-back Six Nations titles, Ireland captain Paul O'Connell credits England with the performance of the tournament against France.
Mar 21, 23:26
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Brian O'Driscoll joins BT Sport's rugby presenting team
Retired Irish rugby star Brian O'Driscoll joins BT Sport as a rugby presenter for next season's coverage.
Jul 16, 11:40
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Brian O'Driscoll: 'I'll miss team spirit'
Brian O'Driscoll reveals that he will miss being around his Leinster and Ireland teammates following his retirement from professional rugby.
Jun 1, 15:09
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Ireland's Joe Schmidt: Six Nations thrill "unbearable"
Joe Schmidt is overjoyed with Ireland's Six Nations triumph and admits that emotions during the final game were "unbearable".
Mar 16, 03:22
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Stuart Lancaster: 'Fitting finale for Brian O'Driscoll'
England head coach Stuart Lancaster admits that Ireland's Six Nations triumph is a "fitting finale" for the retiring Brian O'Driscoll.
Mar 15, 22:03
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Brian O'Driscoll delighted with winning send-off
Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll is delighted with the fairytale ending to his illustrious international career, having won the Six Nations for a second time.
Mar 15, 21:51
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Result: Ireland beat France to clinch Six Nations
Ireland are the Six Nations champions following a 22-20 win over France in Paris.
Mar 15, 18:53
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Brian O'Driscoll 'humbled by reaction'
Brian O'Driscoll reveals that he feels "humbled" by the standing ovation at the Aviva stadium following his last Ireland appearance in a home match.
Mar 8, 17:18
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Result: Ireland cruise to victory over Italy
Ireland beat Italy 41-7 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin to extend their lead at the top of the Six Nations table.
Mar 8, 16:24

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