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Brian O'Driscoll Had A Slightly Awkward Phone Call With Montpellier Head Coach Last Week

Brian O'Driscoll Had A Slightly Awkward Phone Call With Montpellier Head Coach Last Week

Leinster sealed a place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals on Friday night by hammering Montpellier 57-3 at the RDS.

On a chilly evening in Dublin, Leinster were already 14-3 and looking well on their way to a bonus point win after just 25 minutes. The sending-off of Francois Steyn three minutes after Jack Conan's try for a dangerous tackle on Johnny Sexton made victory even more ineviatble.

The bonus point win against the formiddable French side, currently third in the Top 14, was predcited - though perhaps somewhat facetiously - by Brian O'Driscoll.

On Friday night's Off The Ball on Newstalk, O'Driscoll said that he had been visiting South Africa last week. He was joking with a friend about Friday night's game being an easy five-pointer for Leinster when the friend, who also knows Montpellier head coach Jake White, put the World Cup winner on the phone.

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An awkward sounding conversation between O'Driscoll and White ensued.

I was actually in South Africa last week. A mutual friend put me on the phone to him [Jake White] when I said that it was definitely a bonus point that we [Leinster] were looking for this weekend - just taking the piss.

Next thing, I'm handed the phone with Jake White on it.

Then I had to back it up and go 'So, it's a five-pointer, yeah.'

Then he went - I'm not going to do the South African accent - 'Oh your boys are playing well'. I said: 'They are playing well but it'll be a stern test at the weekend.'

I think it was amicable. It was on my side.

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PJ Browne
Article written by
Kerryman. Write mostly about Gaelic games and athletics. Did not win a 2008 NBA title with the Boston Celtics.

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