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Sharkbok

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O'Driscoll out of November series
October 30, 2012, 19:54:30

 

Brian O Driscoll © Gallo Images
 

O'Driscoll out of November series



 

Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll and hooker Rory Best have been ruled out of the November internationals through injury, the Irish Rugby Football Union said in a statement on Tuesday.

O'Driscoll turned his ankle in the first half of his club side Leinster's win over the Cardiff Blues on Saturday and will now require surgery to repair ligament damage, ruling him out for up to 12 weeks.

Ulster's Best suffered a neck injury playing against Welsh side Dragons on Friday and will be out for up to six weeks.

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Sharkbok

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RE: O'Driscoll out of November series
October 30, 2012, 19:55:27

 He is their one true Worldclass player. The Irish are not the same without him, especially now that many of them are past their best. We really must beat them. 


clevermike

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RE: O'Driscoll out of November series
October 30, 2012, 20:24:57

Sharkbok

Unfortunately O'Driscoll is also past his best - was a top international player in the past - but not anymore.


sasuke uchiha

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RE: O'Driscoll out of November series
October 30, 2012, 21:13:56

IMO odriscoll is the grestest 13 to ever play the game, but while hes no longer at his peak, he still offers the irish a tremndous amount of experience and rugby nous that he appiles with great effectivness.

unlike brother mike, i beleive that older players have a very important role for their teams and the Boks can count themselves very lucky to not have to play ireland with BOD, but i still thin the Boks would have won.

might be a good time to give taute another crack at 13, yes he was abysmal in his last test match and as much as i enjoyed watching him get owned, i did start to really fell sorry for taute, i mean dominating ur opponent is one thing, but to grind his bones to make ur bread is something completely different.

but another huge loss is rory best, this guy is a real workhorse and is the anchor of the irish tight 5, a real warrior and player respected by everyone. a massive loss.
 


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