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.


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

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