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Italy game will see an emotional send off for BOD

Emotions will no doubt be running high in the Aviva stadium tomorrow afternoon as Brian O’ Driscoll prepares to make his final appearance in an Irish shirt in front of his home fans.  The phenomenal centre will mark his final home match for Ireland with a record 140th test cap. It is bound to be an emotional occasion in Dublin as the Irish public bid farewell to one of the country’s greatest ever players, although O’Driscoll has tried his best not to join in the reminiscing as he knows there is still a job to do in the six nations.

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell has commented saying “He’s a quiet guy, an understated guy, he’s a bit embarrassed and he just wants to focus on finishing as well as he can, without any distractions. “  O’Driscoll has said himself that he is approaching his final home game like any other saying “This doesn’t feel any different, yes I’m excited about it being the last home game for sure and it will be one to remember but more importantly it’s an opportunity to put us in a situation where we can win the Six Nations.”

That being said there is no doubt that the Irish fans who will pack the stadium will be there to show their support and admiration to the Irish centre and to thank him for the heroic performances he has put in for Ireland down the years.



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