With Ireland lining out against Italy in the RBS Six Nations on Saturday, it’s coming full circle for Brian O’Driscoll, who was first selected for the senior Irish squad in April 1999 against Italy that day as well. Whilst he sat out the match on the bench that day, Ireland’s captain will be hoping to play his usual influential role at the weekend.
In the meantime, the discipline required to lead out the team has seen O’Driscoll and his colleagues in camp in Limerick. “We’ve been out on the pitch, getting our patterns and formulations right,” said Brian.
Read our full interview with Brian O’Driscoll in the Irish Examiner on Friday, February 4