Tuesday 23 May 2017

Peter Bills: Focused O'Driscoll remains cool as Slam talk hots up

Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll and head coach Declan Kidney at the RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship launch in London yesterday Photo: Getty Images
Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll and head coach Declan Kidney at the RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship launch in London yesterday Photo: Getty Images

Peter Bills

The belief that hallmarked Ireland's progress through 2009, their year of great rugby triumph, was underlined yesterday as Brian O'Driscoll willingly contemplated the holiest of Holy Grails.

Back-to-back Grand Slams in the Six Nations championship.

It was a measure of the growing conviction within this Irish squad that the idea alone was not dismissed out of hand. O'Driscoll, speaking at the launch of the 2010 Six Nations in London, said: "Back-to-back Grand Slams?

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