Friday 28 July 2017

'I never liked a front-rower' - Brian O'Driscoll reveals worst roommate ever

Brian O'Driscoll, John Hayes, Jerry Flannery and Marcus Horan of Ireland sing the national anthem during the RBS 6 Nations Championship match between Wales and Ireland at the Millennium Stadium on March 21, 2009 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Brian O'Driscoll, John Hayes, Jerry Flannery and Marcus Horan of Ireland sing the national anthem during the RBS 6 Nations Championship match between Wales and Ireland at the Millennium Stadium on March 21, 2009 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Former Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll has revealed his worst ever roommate with the Leinster centre taking particular aim at Ireland's front-rowers.

O'Driscoll identified former Ireland prop John Hayes as his worst ever roommate for the Munster man's insistence on doing things his own way, but he also took a larger shot at his former front-row teammates for the state, and the smell, they would often leave hotel rooms in.

"I was lucky enough that I was captain that I got to room on my own for 10 years," O'Driscoll told Ugo Monye and Chris Jones on BBC's Rugby Union Weekly.

"I didn't have too many bad one's, but I never liked a front-rower. They're a different breed, they tend to stick them together because you just can't trust that when you walk into a room, what state the room might be left in from a nasal point of view.

Jones was not going to let O'Driscoll get away without naming an individual, and when jokingly pressed on the issue, the Ireland great showed no hesitancy in identifying Hayes.

"I've slagged him before, so I probably won't get abused by him for a second time, so maybe John Hayes.

"He's his own man too. There was no telling him what was what, but I liked that about his character. Probably a bit of a harsh call but I'll go with Hayes."

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