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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Brian O'Driscoll's great chip & chase try vs Wasps

Brian O'Driscoll's great chip & chase try vs Wasps

Leinster were as impressive as ever as they thumped London Wasps at the RDS on Saturday, earning themselves a valuable bonus point victory against a struggling outfit that have lost six matches out of eight this season.

Brian ODriscoll, who had a great game last week, limped off with a ill-timed knee injury at half time, but not before he managed to cross the tryline twice as Leinster raced off to a great start.

While it was a commanding display throughout, the pick of the Leinster tries was probably this ODriscoll masterpiece that he managed to create down the right wing.

His first chip and chase was executed perfectly before kicking it again, mid-air, he then re-gathered on the full just before falling over for a fantastic try.

The injury that saw him leave the match at halftime was disappointing, as this week we once again saw glimpses of the O'Driscoll magic of old.

Coach Michael Cheika played down the injury after the match.

"The injury doesn't look too serious. Brian has taken a knock on his knee, and we made the decision to take him off at half-time."

Other news has since confirmed that it is actually a knee ligament injury though, and possibly more serious than originally thought. Well update this article with the latest injury status as it happens.

Time: 02:13

Posted by Rugbydump at 4:25 pm | View Comments (38)

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Anonymous October 19, 2008 3:20 pm

'Go on, have a bit' lol

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Manfred October 19, 2008 3:40 pm

good try, but I think that every time that Odriscoll do something a bit more good than average , the commentators starts to talk about the old magic and he is coming back to his prime bla, bla, bla....

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Hugh Griffin October 19, 2008 3:53 pm

If you actaully watched the match he was pretty damn good. always looked dangerous scored two tries and made himself a nuisance at the breakdown. if it was for the injury who wouldn't have backed him for the hat-trick? on top of that he is still the best centre option for the lions......

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Hugh Griffin October 19, 2008 3:54 pm

mafred...if that is your real name

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rosmanowar October 19, 2008 4:05 pm

I was at the match a classic try amazing have to say.

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Richard October 19, 2008 4:20 pm

Good for Ireland to see O' Driscoll getting into some form. I think taking the captaincy from him has allowed him to focus on his own game and this is the result. Only bad thing is he's injured.

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Anonymous October 19, 2008 5:23 pm

very luckyany chance of more highlights from this game?

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krot October 19, 2008 8:35 pm

please tell me why more and more rugby players are celebrating tries with homosexual manners? Imo the try should have been denied for that ground hug

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KLu October 19, 2008 9:06 pm

krot - do you ever say anything on here without being so bloody ignorant? o'driscoll looked fantastic - let's just see what the injury does for him. But Irish fans are happy.

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Anonymous October 19, 2008 9:47 pm

BOD is highly overated simple as.

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sarcas October 19, 2008 10:12 pm

As a Wasps fan, it doesn't take much to say we were outplayed. Not that we didn't play well - we started slightly faster (and almost had a try within the first two minutes) - but Leinster defended much better than they usually do. On top of that, the centers rucked like crazy and they finished lethally. BODs touches were classy, but you'd never say a player was back to his old form on two performances (no matter how good).Very impressive were both Luke Fitzgerald (who has a mean tackle on him for a guy that small), and Rob Kearney who (although playing on the wing) took almost every single aerial ball lofted - either by us or Leinster. Shows his fullback origins eh?Actually, that'd be a nice montage - to show all the high balls he took.Well played Leinster, but well played us as well. We looked a much better team than we have most of the season.

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t. October 20, 2008 7:53 am

A great BOD like we didn't see since a long time ago

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Anonymous October 20, 2008 8:20 am


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RockLegend October 20, 2008 8:22 am

luke fitz unreeeeeeeeeeeal

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Ave88 October 20, 2008 2:47 pm

He seems to have loose some weights.. it's a good thing. Last year, at 1m78 97kg he was shaped like a hooker.

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felix October 20, 2008 9:20 pm

jesus both commentators go way over the top on this one. 'supernova of skills'? 'brilliant'?how about decent little chip, very lucky on the second one. cack defence by staunton who should have been assertive and eitehr claimed the ball or cleared BOD and the ball out entirely. BOD is certainly not the best centre option for the lions. he might be the 4th best option.... maybe. tait, shanklin, flutey, tindall, kearney. doesn't matter really, the lions backs are never going to match up to the SA backs.

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Anonymous October 20, 2008 10:13 pm

ye felix tait, shanklin, flutey[is he lejabl 2 play 4 d lions? i tot he was frm nz mayb], tindall? shanklin mayb, tait isnt even startin club level weras kearney dusnt even play centre??

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win October 21, 2008 3:58 am

"felix",just admit it was a great the way,you stated that;'the lions backs are never going to match up to the SA backs'south africa has one of the least developed backlines around, their only quality back is habana. the only reason they are a half decent side is becasue of their forward pack. your a fool if you think they have a good backline.think a little bit more about what your about to say before talking crap. the whole purpose of this website is to watch & appraise the great plays of rugby, not to dump shit on them

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Benson October 21, 2008 8:27 am

Win, totally agree with you about the negativity part etc, but you're totally living on another planet if you think that Habana is the only quality player in the SA backline. That comment just screams ignorance mate, hate to say it.

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opfazonk October 21, 2008 10:31 am

massive! if you would have shown me that one without saying when it actually was i would have thought it was before 2005 :D hope he really is strong enough to regain his skills like they were back in these days! this one really is one of his best tries imo!

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Anonymous October 21, 2008 12:51 pm

Give credit where credit is due Felix. Not many players would have thought to do the things BOD did there..As to the other comments about the SA backline: You'll be surprised guys. Jean De Villiers is arguably the best southern hemisphere centre, Francois Steyn is full of talent and potential etc.. We'll just have to see next year..cant wait :)

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Rawling October 21, 2008 3:23 pm

Not that it would've affected the outcome of the game match, but that second kick is borderline dangerous play, giving the defender the choice of leaving the ball alone or receiving a nice collection of studs at high speed.

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niall October 21, 2008 6:45 pm

my dad and I were watching the edinburgh game on interactive, so only saw the half time highlights. I think it was Dewi Morris who said that there was probably only two people who would have tried something like that, and the other was Cipriani!

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mise October 22, 2008 12:26 am

Sarcas:there is now someting of a montage of RK catches from that match still has a long way to go, and is injured again, but at least its not the hamstring.However, maybe he shouldn't even have come back yet, and should have given his hamstring more time. End of last season was waay too early to come back. Could have snapped altogether.Looking ok form wise thou, which is good .Kearney is in stormin form.

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Anonymous October 22, 2008 6:29 pm

anyone who dosen't think that that was an amazing try clearly knows nothing abiut rugby.BOD IS GOD

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Cheyanqu October 23, 2008 4:45 pm

nifty play, but borderline dangerous, IMHO. And as Umaga says, "it's not tiddlywinks [cuz]"

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Anonymous October 23, 2008 11:15 pm

lets so if o'driscoll can perform like that against the all blacks!unlikely

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mise October 26, 2008 1:33 am

Borderline dangerous? Come on. That sounds like a description a ball in the air, just before someone might catch it? Someone who can see you coming? Come on! Can't he (Staunton) just...move forward earlier? Staunton was out thought, out braved and out classed. Great borderline dangerous try!

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themull November 10, 2008 10:21 pm

god that comentator is so fucking annoying....and i am irish btw but he really does need to stop licking BOD's hole and every other irish player for that matter.....

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digby-smith #2 November 29, 2008 12:52 pm

i am a wasps supporter and hate to admit it but what a try

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Carel March 23, 2009 5:08 pm

Just reading through all the comments again on the Monday after Ireland won the 6 Nations by Grand Slam. Man of the Match? BOD Man of the Tournament? BOD. He was also Man of the Tournament in 2006 and 2007. He has lost some weight and is on the form of his career.But - as much as I admire him - he is not in the league of Jean de Villiers or Francois Steyn. The Boks will destroy the Lions.

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l8n April 21, 2009 11:34 pm

BOD is a quality player he had a rough patch but all players do but he constantly reminds all what a great player he is hes earnt his spot on the lions tour

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Anonymous May 18, 2009 7:42 am

The Greatest and Highest Scoring Centre of all time.

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Anonymous August 12, 2009 10:15 pm

best eva centre 4 ireand!! nd mayb d world!! world? defo ova d last 10 yrs nyway!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous October 12, 2009 7:59 pm

brian o driscoll!!!you wouldnt come across a better rugby player anywhere else other than ireland!!

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Anonymous October 12, 2009 8:04 pm

Felix go fuck yourself!BOD is one of the best centres in the world never mind in the uk and ireland!he definetely deserves his place on the lions team!

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Bkay November 05, 2009 6:05 pm

i believe BOD is bac 2 his best! not aftr dis game bt aftr de lions he is a different best other qualities more knowledge he has grown as a plyr since he has lost his sprinter pace!! gud try by da way

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