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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Brian O'Driscoll's great chip & chase try vs Wasps

Leinster were as impressive as ever as they thumped London Wasps at the RDS on Saturday, earning themselves a valuable bonus point victory against a struggling outfit that have lost six matches out of eight this season.

Brian O’Driscoll, who had a great game last week, limped off with a ill-timed knee injury at half time, but not before he managed to cross the tryline twice as Leinster raced off to a great start.

While it was a commanding display throughout, the pick of the Leinster tries was probably this O’Driscoll masterpiece that he managed to create down the right wing.

His first chip and chase was executed perfectly before kicking it again, mid-air, he then re-gathered on the full just before falling over for a fantastic try.

The injury that saw him leave the match at halftime was disappointing, as this week we once again saw glimpses of the O'Driscoll magic of old.

Coach Michael Cheika played down the injury after the match.

"The injury doesn't look too serious. Brian has taken a knock on his knee, and we made the decision to take him off at half-time."

Other news has since confirmed that it is actually a knee ligament injury though, and possibly more serious than originally thought. We’ll update this article with the latest injury status as it happens.

Time: 02:13



  • 'Go on, have a bit' lol

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 19, 2008 5:20 pm  

  • good try, but I think that every time that O´driscoll do something a bit more good than average , the commentators starts to talk about the old magic and he is coming back to his prime bla, bla, bla....

    By Blogger Manfred, at October 19, 2008 5:40 pm  

  • If you actaully watched the match he was pretty damn good. always looked dangerous scored two tries and made himself a nuisance at the breakdown. if it was for the injury who wouldn't have backed him for the hat-trick? on top of that he is still the best centre option for the lions......

    By Anonymous Hugh Griffin, at October 19, 2008 5:53 pm  

  • mafred...if that is your real name

    By Anonymous Hugh Griffin, at October 19, 2008 5:54 pm  

  • I was at the match a classic try amazing have to say.

    By Anonymous rosmanowar, at October 19, 2008 6:05 pm  

  • Good for Ireland to see O' Driscoll getting into some form. I think taking the captaincy from him has allowed him to focus on his own game and this is the result. Only bad thing is he's injured.

    By Anonymous Richard, at October 19, 2008 6:20 pm  

  • very lucky

    any chance of more highlights from this game?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 19, 2008 7:23 pm  

  • please tell me why more and more rugby players are celebrating tries with homosexual manners? Imo the try should have been denied for that ground hug

    By Anonymous krot, at October 19, 2008 10:35 pm  

  • krot - do you ever say anything on here without being so bloody ignorant? o'driscoll looked fantastic - let's just see what the injury does for him. But Irish fans are happy.

    By Anonymous KLu, at October 19, 2008 11:06 pm  

  • BOD is highly overated simple as.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 19, 2008 11:47 pm  

  • As a Wasps fan, it doesn't take much to say we were outplayed. Not that we didn't play well - we started slightly faster (and almost had a try within the first two minutes) - but Leinster defended much better than they usually do. On top of that, the centers rucked like crazy and they finished lethally. BODs touches were classy, but you'd never say a player was back to his old form on two performances (no matter how good).

    Very impressive were both Luke Fitzgerald (who has a mean tackle on him for a guy that small), and Rob Kearney who (although playing on the wing) took almost every single aerial ball lofted - either by us or Leinster. Shows his fullback origins eh?

    Actually, that'd be a nice montage - to show all the high balls he took.

    Well played Leinster, but well played us as well. We looked a much better team than we have most of the season.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2008 12:12 am  

  • A great BOD like we didn't see since a long time ago

    By Anonymous t., at October 20, 2008 9:53 am  

  • BOD is GOD

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2008 10:20 am  

  • luke fitz unreeeeeeeeeeeal

    By Anonymous RockLegend, at October 20, 2008 10:22 am  

  • He seems to have loose some weights.. it's a good thing. Last year, at 1m78 97kg he was shaped like a hooker.

    By Anonymous Ave88, at October 20, 2008 4:47 pm  

  • jesus both commentators go way over the top on this one. 'supernova of skills'? 'brilliant'?

    how about decent little chip, very lucky on the second one. cack defence by staunton who should have been assertive and eitehr claimed the ball or cleared BOD and the ball out entirely.

    BOD is certainly not the best centre option for the lions. he might be the 4th best option.... maybe.

    tait, shanklin, flutey, tindall, kearney.

    doesn't matter really, the lions backs are never going to match up to the SA backs.

    By Anonymous felix, at October 20, 2008 11:20 pm  

  • ye felix tait, shanklin, flutey[is he lejabl 2 play 4 d lions? i tot he was frm nz mayb], tindall? shanklin mayb, tait isnt even startin club level weras kearney dusnt even play centre??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2008 12:13 am  

  • "felix",just admit it was a great try.

    by the way,you stated that;
    'the lions backs are never going to match up to the SA backs'

    south africa has one of the least developed backlines around, their only quality back is habana. the only reason they are a half decent side is becasue of their forward pack. your a fool if you think they have a good backline.

    think a little bit more about what your about to say before talking crap. the whole purpose of this website is to watch & appraise the great plays of rugby, not to dump shit on them

    By Anonymous win, at October 21, 2008 5:58 am  

  • Brilliant

    By Blogger Don, at October 21, 2008 7:17 am  

  • Win, totally agree with you about the negativity part etc, but you're totally living on another planet if you think that Habana is the only quality player in the SA backline.

    That comment just screams ignorance mate, hate to say it.

    By Anonymous Benson, at October 21, 2008 10:27 am  

  • massive! if you would have shown me that one without saying when it actually was i would have thought it was before 2005 :D
    hope he really is strong enough to regain his skills like they were back in these days!
    this one really is one of his best tries imo!

    By Anonymous opfazonk, at October 21, 2008 12:31 pm  

  • Give credit where credit is due Felix. Not many players would have thought to do the things BOD did there..

    As to the other comments about the SA backline: You'll be surprised guys. Jean De Villiers is arguably the best southern hemisphere centre, Francois Steyn is full of talent and potential etc.. We'll just have to see next year..cant wait :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2008 2:51 pm  

  • Not that it would've affected the outcome of the game match, but that second kick is borderline dangerous play, giving the defender the choice of leaving the ball alone or receiving a nice collection of studs at high speed.

    By Blogger Rawling, at October 21, 2008 5:23 pm  

  • my dad and I were watching the edinburgh game on interactive, so only saw the half time highlights. I think it was Dewi Morris who said that there was probably only two people who would have tried something like that, and the other was Cipriani!

    By Blogger niall, at October 21, 2008 8:45 pm  

  • Sarcas:
    there is now someting of a montage of RK catches from that match
    BOD still has a long way to go, and is injured again, but at least its not the hamstring.
    However, maybe he shouldn't even have come back yet, and should have given his hamstring more time. End of last season was waay too early to come back. Could have snapped altogether.
    Looking ok form wise thou, which is good .Kearney is in stormin form.

    By Anonymous mise, at October 22, 2008 2:26 am  

  • anyone who dosen't think that that was an amazing try clearly knows nothing abiut rugby.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 22, 2008 8:29 pm  

  • nifty play, but borderline dangerous, IMHO.

    And as Umaga says, "it's not tiddlywinks [cuz]"

    By Blogger Cheyanquí, at October 23, 2008 6:45 pm  

  • lets so if o'driscoll can perform like that against the all blacks!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 24, 2008 1:15 am  

  • Borderline dangerous? Come on. That sounds like a description of...rugby.

    Kicking a ball in the air, just before someone might catch it? Someone who can see you coming? Come on! Can't he (Staunton) just...move forward earlier?
    Staunton was out thought, out braved and out classed.
    Great borderline dangerous try!

    By Anonymous mise, at October 26, 2008 2:33 am  

  • god that comentator is so fucking annoying....and i am irish btw but he really does need to stop licking BOD's hole and every other irish player for that matter.....

    By Anonymous themull, at November 10, 2008 11:21 pm  

  • i am a wasps supporter and hate to admit it but what a try

    By Blogger digby-smith #2, at November 29, 2008 1:52 pm  

  • Just reading through all the comments again on the Monday after Ireland won the 6 Nations by Grand Slam. Man of the Match? BOD Man of the Tournament? BOD. He was also Man of the Tournament in 2006 and 2007. He has lost some weight and is on the form of his career.

    But - as much as I admire him - he is not in the league of Jean de Villiers or Francois Steyn. The Boks will destroy the Lions.

    By Anonymous Carel, at March 23, 2009 6:08 pm  

  • BOD is a quality player he had a rough patch but all players do but he constantly reminds all what a great player he is hes earnt his spot on the lions tour

    By Anonymous l8n, at April 22, 2009 1:34 am  

  • The Greatest and Highest Scoring Centre of all time.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 18, 2009 9:42 am  

  • best eva centre 4 ireand!! nd mayb d world!! world? defo ova d last 10 yrs nyway!!!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 13, 2009 12:15 am  

  • brian o driscoll!!!you wouldnt come across a better rugby player anywhere else other than ireland!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 12, 2009 9:59 pm  

  • Felix go fuck yourself!BOD is one of the best centres in the world never mind in the uk and ireland!he definetely deserves his place on the lions team!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 12, 2009 10:04 pm  

  • i believe BOD is bac 2 his best! not aftr dis game bt aftr de lions he is a different best other qualities more knowledge he has grown as a plyr since he has lost his sprinter pace!! gud try by da way

    By Blogger Bkay, at November 05, 2009 7:05 pm  

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