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This Is What It Takes To Recover From A Collision With Brian O'Driscoll

This Is What It Takes To Recover From A Collision With Brian O'Driscoll
By Conor Neville
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A rope, a screw and some gel padding... some of the things that are needed when recovering from a collision with Brian O'Driscoll.

Scott Williams is finally on the mend again after that sickening collision with Brian O'Driscoll in the Aviva Stadium last February.  His side, the Scarlets, take on Bath in a friendly on Saturday week.

However, as a result of the collision, Williams will only be able to take the field armed with the kind of gear Indiana Jones could have made good use of.

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The young Welsh tyke impudently charged into the grand old man of professional rugby early on, sending O'Driscoll crashing to the floor and sending himself (much to the delight of the crowd and the hordes on the internet) off to the dugout with his arm in a sling.

Williams told the Western Mail

I have a rope in my shoulder which is screwed in to keep the joint in place, I also have to wear a gel pad under my shoulder pads to give it extra protection.

The slightly gleeful reaction to the injury was perhaps uncalled for and earned a rebuke from long time admirer of Irish rugby, Stephen Jones.

Williams made sure to pay tribute to O'Driscoll's greatness before his comeback.

I was a bit gutted to get injured against him, but it was a massive privilege to have played in one of his last games and to have swapped jerseys with him after.I'm sure I’ll be framing that one in the house. It was a massive honour. I went in their dressing room and got it.

 

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