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Friday, March 14, 2014

Test stars say thank you to Brian O'Driscoll in adidas tribute video

Irish legend Brian O'Driscoll plays his final Test match this weekend when Ireland take on France in Paris. To commemorate the occasion, and a fine career, adidas have put together this video that features top players from various countries giving their final thoughts on O'Driscoll.

Feel free to leave your thoughts on BOD in the comments below. Greatest Irish back ever?

Posted at 1:59 pm | 28 comments

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dag March 14, 2014 3:45 pm

Did he die?

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guest March 14, 2014 3:58 pm

wow... still can't believe it will be the last game!!!!

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Molly March 14, 2014 4:19 pm

I love that!! Such a legend, not just in Ireland but in rugby!!

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ConnachtMan March 14, 2014 4:28 pm

A real gent, great role model for kids and epitomises what our sport is all about

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ConnachtMan March 14, 2014 4:53 pm

Check out what how much he is loved by the sick kids at Temple Street Hospital in Dublin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbKyzAruRMA

View Video

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nzbougnat March 14, 2014 6:51 pm

Thanks Connacht. Brilliant vid. Now have a big fat smile on my face for the day (and some serious disregard for life's small annoyances...)

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DanKnapp March 14, 2014 9:16 pm

Cheers ConnachtMan. An even better video than the first one! I went to he Temple Street Hospital page and made a donation.

https://www.templestreet.ie/once_off_form.php

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Guy March 15, 2014 7:39 pm

That brought tears to my eyes. Thanks, sincerely.

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Ian J March 14, 2014 5:23 pm

I wanna know where Umaga and Mealamu's testimonial is?? lol

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browner March 19, 2014 2:53 pm

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spearsville,_Louisiana#/search

Maybe it's being held here ?

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Cluainoir March 14, 2014 5:33 pm

An absolute legend, we were lucky to have seen him play. A beautiful tribute to the man from not only his friends and colleagues but also from his "enemies". Just goes to prove what a great game rugby is.

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Daithi March 14, 2014 5:48 pm

It's not his last game. There's still a Heineken Cup and Celtic League to be won with Leinster before he's done.

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Richie March 14, 2014 6:49 pm

Legend and never to be forgotten

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Pipots March 14, 2014 7:40 pm

Deserved tribute to a magnificent player...those fake cuts, absolutely unnecesary

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John Barron March 14, 2014 7:48 pm

Not just a true ambassador for the game of rugby; but a true ambassador, professional & inspirational leader for his country & for all sportsmen & women.

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Robbie C March 14, 2014 9:38 pm

A bit excessive on the face make-up wouldn't you say?

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stroudos March 18, 2014 1:38 pm

Yes! I would. Bloody ridiculous. what is this, Hallow-fuckin-een?

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Phil mc avity March 15, 2014 12:46 am

Puma (Irelands sponsor) missed out big time by not doing anything for BOD.
Brilliant from the players.
Brian O'Driscoll you've changed rugby and will never be forgotten! You're a legend.

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Andinov March 15, 2014 1:27 am

I'm Irish but this is all getting a bit much isn't it?

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stroudos March 18, 2014 1:42 pm

If I were BOD I think I'd be a bit embarrassed by this. These sponsors need to just let these things develop organically, instead of feeding the players cheesy lines. Adidas of all companies should know better; they set the standard 10 years ago with that Wilko-Becks training ground thing.

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McG March 15, 2014 3:15 am

The shirt sponsor is changing at the end of this season. They just can't be arsed any more. Good riddance to them, their jerseys were poor design and poor quality. Back to a proper rugby brand next year with Canterbury

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Patrick March 15, 2014 10:39 am

Brian you are a gentle Giant and you brought so much pleasure to the game of Rugby
We will miss you.

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robbiec 121 March 15, 2014 3:57 pm

Good bye BOD thanks for the memories enjoy you retirement great man

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Brian March 15, 2014 4:02 pm

Legendary Irish sports figure but this stuff is cringeworthy

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ayint March 15, 2014 11:46 pm

Great sportsman who brought some magic to three-quarter play in rugby in three 21st century! Up there with the best - Barry John, Mike Gibson, Dani Herber, Mark Ella, Steve Pokere in how to unlock a defence! British & Irish Lion says it all..

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Guest March 16, 2014 12:37 pm

One of he World's best ever players who's played against and alongside some of the World's best ever players. And John Hayes

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Canadian content March 16, 2014 11:39 pm

The video was a lil contrived which is the exact opposite of BOD and everything he's Ever stood for. God even his post game words, joking about Obama having a piece of paper put in front of him and putting on the jersey in years to come when no one is looking cut right to the core of this incredibly humble superstar. I had tears watching the temple street video as well realizing I too will never watch my favorite athlete compete for my favorite team ever again. I'm not even sure they'll be my favorites without him.

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