'I do believe he's the northern hemisphere's best ever player'
On Saturday in Stade de France, Brian O'Driscoll brings down the curtain on a Test career that first grabbed the world's attention on the same stage in 2000. What had started in Brisbane in June 1999 exploded in Paris nine months later with a stunning hat-trick. A star was born. Brendan Fanning talks to a host of people who played with him and plotted against him over the course of a unique, record-breaking journey