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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# Brian O'Driscoll

This year
'I have always been confident with Johnny' - O'Driscoll backs Sexton for World Cup return
The Ireland captain has been unavailable due to a ban.
Brian O'Driscoll on Leinster v Toulouse and why Garry Ringrose is 'in the form of his life'
The former Ireland and Leinster captain looks ahead to Saturday’s massive Champions Cup semi-final in Dublin.
Who makes Irish rugby's Mount Rushmore?
Rugby Weekly Extra pundits pick their top four.
Last year
Crowds flocking to watch David Clifford and more of the week's best sportswriting
A selection of pieces that caught our eye this week.
'Worst fears? That life has peaked' - O'Driscoll opens up on retirement in new documentary
‘After The Roar’ also sees the former Ireland rugby international discuss the mental challenges of retirement with AP McCoy and Gareth Southgate.
'It was a really special moment for us as a squad to have Brian in'
Ireland and Leinster legend O’Driscoll was a welcome visitor to camp ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations opener.
'O'Gara held onto my hand and said, 'Look me in the eye and show some respect''
Will Genia was a guest on today’s episode of Rugby Weekly Extra for members of The42.
'It's hard to look away from Gordon for a better centre partner' - Brian O'Driscoll
The ex-Ireland centre discusses what makes a good centre combination.
All time
'Today's Irish Under 20s would be the equivalent of us when we were 25, 26'
Denis Leamy has been blown away by the standard of professionalism in Ireland’s Under 20s side.
O'Driscoll and Quinlan on analysis as Newstalk secure radio rights for Lions Test Series
The coverage begins with this weekend’s warm-up game against Japan at Murrayfield.
'Get him one-on-one with anybody and he would cause serious headaches'
Denis Hickie was a key man for Leinster and Ireland before bowing out of the game at the age of 31.
'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'
Brian O’Driscoll reflects on Ireland’s performance against Wales and looks ahead to the challenge that France will pose.
'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'
Brian O’Driscoll reflects on Ireland’s performance against Wales and looks ahead to the challenge that France will pose.
From gym salesman to Champions Cup star - rugby's Rocky story
Darragh Fanning went from selling gym equipment to getting called up by Joe Schmidt’s Ireland in a whirlwind year.
'His arrival into Irish rugby was like Lomu's impact at the '95 World Cup'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’
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
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
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
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
Champagne rugby, served with unappetising sides.
The year that changed Irish rugby forever
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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'
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
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
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
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
Brian O’Driscoll thinks Ireland have risen above being distracted by ‘external factors’.
Brian O'Driscoll provides top-class offload analysis on Rugby Tonight
The former Ireland captain was joined by Ben Kay on BT Sport.
'Johnny is an antagonistic person' - BOD on Sexton's 'confrontational' captaincy style
O’Driscoll believes it can sometimes have a ‘negative knock-on connotation’ for the team as a whole.