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Brian O’Driscoll Emphatically Endorses Lions Credentials Of “Man For All Seasons” Garry Ringrose

Comparisons between former Leinster and Ireland great Brian O’Driscoll and ‘new kid on the block’ Garry Ringrose have persisted, despite all and sundry playing down any such similarities. The 22-year-old exploded onto the international stage in 2016 when he was chosen by Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt for the November tests against New Zealand, Canada and Australia, scoring his first try …

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Brian O’Driscoll Picks His Preferred Lions Starting XV

Brian O’Driscoll has had his say over what he believes is the strongest fifteen available to Lions coach Warren Gatland. O’Driscoll, veteran of four tours and official captain of the 2005 tour of New Zealand, has been running the rule over the players available to Gatland as the Lions embark on a test series against the same opposition this summer. …

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Brian O’Driscoll Comes To A Decision On His Pick For Lions Captain

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20: Brian O'Driscoll of the Lions issues instructions during the British and Irish Lions training session held at the Anglican Church Grammar School on June 20, 2013 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Brian O’Driscoll has named the man he believes to be best-placed to lead the Lions against the All Blacks this summer. The Ireland legend is himself a former Lions captain, having been chosen to wear the proverbial armband in the 2005 tour of New Zealand before dislocating his shoulder barely five minutes into the first test having been the unfortunate …

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Brian O’Driscoll Is Absolutely Disgusted The Irish Squad Didn’t Go Boozing Together After England Victory

Former Ireland centre Brian O’Driscoll is in disbelief that one Irish tradition has been shelved so soon after he hung up his boots. Widely regarded as one of the greatest centres in the history of the game, Brian O’Driscoll retired after a hugely successful career in the summer of 2014. However, less than three years later, ‘BOD’ was shocked to …

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Brian O’Driscoll Calls Out Sunday Times Journalist For Bizarre Comments On Johnny Sexton

Brian O’Driscoll was quick to jump to the defence of Johnny Sexton after the out-half was strangely criticized in The Sunday Times. After Ireland put in a fantastic performance to stop England from winning their second consecutive Grand Slam on Saturday, Stephen Jones was tasked with compiling a list of player ratings for The Sunday Times. Although the Welsh journalist’s …

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Watch: O’Gara Heavily Criticizes Rory Best In His Role As Captain Following Wales Loss

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Wales punished an uncharacteristically error-prone Irish display at the Principality Stadium on Friday evening, running out 22-9 winners. The visitors’ lineout was in disarray with first, Jake Ball, and later, Luke Charteris, causing havoc as the Irish pack failed to deal with the threat of the home side’s aggressive tactics from set-pieces. Joe Schmidt watched his side win the penalty …

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The Greatest Lions XV Of The Professional Era

Australia v British & Irish Lions: Game 3

The Lions have toured on five occasions since the dawn of professionalism. When rugby turned professional in August 1995, many questioned whether or not touring sides such as the British and Irish Lions had a place in the modern game. However, since the dawn of professionalism, the Lions have toured on five occasions. Nevertheless, while the Lions may have struggled for …

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An Anzac XV To Take On The British And Irish Lions

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 22: The All Blacks perform the haka prior to the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australia Wallabies at Eden Park on October 22, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

It has often been argued that the game of the century would be the Lions taking on an Anzac XV – a side made up of the Wallabies and the All Blacks combined.  The brilliance of Lions tours is the bringing together of four nations who are usually rivals (Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales) in the space of just a few …

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Watch: Warren Gatland Discusses ‘That’ Decision To Drop Brian O’Driscoll For His Last Ever Lions Test

Ask any Irish rugby fan and they will still be feeling pretty bitter about Lions head coach Warren Gatland’s decision to drop Brian O’Driscoll for the final test in the 2013 tour of Australia. Ireland’s finest rugby export was nearing retirement and the third test was meant to be his grand farewell, his last ever time donning the famous red …

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Ireland Rugby Legends Brian O’Driscoll And Ronan O’Gara Rip Each Other New Ones On Live Radio

Ireland rugby royalty Brian O’Driscoll and Ronan O’Gara went to war on live radio on Thursday, with each firing scorching insults at the other over their past accomplishments for Munster and Leinster respectively. Both were appearing on NewsTalk’s Off the Ball show, which was broadcast in front of a live audience at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin. With O’Gara running …

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