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Monday 21 April 2014

Yes Chef! BOD as you have never seen him before

Rugby hero Brian O'Driscoll reveals his food heaven and food hell in Lineout magazine published today with the Irish Independent.

It's Drico as you've never seen him before. The flames leaping from his sizzling wok were no problem for the former Irish rugby captain who donned his chef's whites and tried his hand at making dinner.

Also inside, there's a Timberland fashion shoot with Munster's Doug Howlett, Simon Zebo and Billy Holland.

Lineout took summer wardrobe essentials to Nice for a shoot by top photographer Daniel Holfeld and for rugby fans intending to follow the Lions Tour to Australia, there's a four page pull out with recommendations from award winning travel writer Pol O Conghaile.

If you thought rugby players were competitive on the pitch, you should see Ireland second row players Mike McCarthy and Munster's Donnacha Ryan  in the kitchen. They agreed to our challenge of a Cook Off? Bur which man won?

Food is an integral part of the rugby player's day and Brian O'Driscoll says  "I look forward to meals, they're a big focal part of my day".

The 'Attic' portrait shot which Brian posed for last January speaks volume about his Lions career todate and provides some interesting clues to what he might be up to this summer. 

Another shows an antique clock hanging in on the wall with the hands pointing strategically to 20:13. A globe on the table provides another clue and shows Australia spun around to front. 

A battered old-style suitcase is covered with stickers from all of O’Driscoll’s previous tours.

The picture, commissioned by HSBC who are principal partner to the British & Irish Lions Tour, features two oval rugby ball and an old pair of rugby boots hang from the wall.

However, the all important clue hangs directly behind Brian’s head. It's a framed British & Irish Lions jersey for the 2013 tour to Australia which the players will don for the crucial games between June 5 and July 6 - but which number is printed up on the flip side?

He first played for the Lions in 2001 and is targetting his 4th Tour.

However the HSBC Ambassador was remaining tight lipped during our shoot.

See Lineout Magazine iMag in full here - www.independent.ie/lineout

 

 

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