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Three Hands of BOD as O'Driscoll sets up trio of Irish tries

Ireland got off to a flying start at Lansdowne Road and never looked back.

IRELAND GOT OFF to a flying start in their Six Nations clash with Italy thanks to a combination that has worked a treat for years. Jonny Sexton and Brian O’Driscoll ran the give-and-go switcharound as early as the eight minute and Italy could not handle it.


The great man was not finished yet as he set up Andrew Trimble before the first half was out:

Source: RBS 6 Nations/YouTube

The best was yet to come. Ireland ran in their fourth try after one of the greatest offloads in recent rugby/hyperbole history.


O’Driscoll led his team out onto the Lansdowne Road pitch before kick-off and, once play commenced, became the world’s most capped rugby player with 140 appearances:

Source: RBS 6 Nations/YouTube

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations

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