Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Brian O'Driscoll has always aimed high. The Leinster, Ireland, and British & Irish Lions legend has for many years been regarded as one of the finest centers the game has seen. While today he may not be quite the player he was a few years back, he still poses a threat and has done some fantastic things on the rugby field over the years.
His immediate goal will be staying fit and maintaining the type of good form required to make the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa in roughly 6 months time. There's already plenty of talk about whether he will make the squad, and if he'll still pose the same kind of threat he used to.
Besides the tour in June, O'Driscoll has also set his sights on making it to the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. He will only be 32 then, and it will be a remarkable achievement of four World Cups for the star center.
Speaking at the World Cup draw in London earlier this month, the man known as BOD spoke frankly about his aspirations.
"Youre sitting there and youre getting nervous (about the draw) and then youre thinking I hope Ill have a reason to get nervous, in that I hope Im involved in it," said ODriscoll, who made his World Cup debut as a 20-year-old in 1999.
"If in three years time if I still have the wherewithal to play at this level, form included, then it would be fantastic to play in a fourth World Cup but its a long way away."
This compilation of O'Driscoll in action is a great showcase of some of the finer moments througout his career. Whether you're a fan currently or not, there's no doubt that in the past, at the top of his game, he was the best center in world rugby.