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Saturday 23 August 2014

Bright lights of Hollywood could be calling BOD and Amy after the rugby star's final game in the green jersey

Denise Calnan

Published 07/03/2014 | 13:25

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3 March 2014; Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll following a press conference ahead of their side's RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship match against Italy on Saturday. Ireland Rugby Press Conference, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Brian’s proud father said his son has ‘a few irons in the fire’ with regards to his retirement from professional rugby, but it could be wife Amy’s acting career that will decide the couple’s future plans.

The bright lights of Hollywood could be on the horizon for Irish couple Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman as the rugby legend’s final time on the pitch draws near.

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The 35-year-old international rugby star will line out for his last international game at home tomorrow in the Six Nations clash against Italy.

Brian’s proud father said his son has ‘a few irons in the fire’ with regards to his retirement from professional rugby, but it could be wife Amy’s acting career that will decide the couple’s future plans.

“Amy’s career could take them abroad, so the future is bright for him and he’s optimistic,” Frank O’Driscoll told the Today with Sean O’Rourke show on RTE Radio One this morning.

“Although deep down Brian always worries about the future, that’s the nature of the beast,” he said.

Amy, who stars in the latest Irish comedy flick ‘The Stag’, revealed last year she would love to try and crack Hollywood for the second time.

She previously acted alongside Stephen Wright and Emun Elliott on Comedy Central sitcom ‘Threesome’ before it was axed last October.

Brian’s father Frank said he believes his son will take ‘a nice little break’ from the rugby scene once he hangs up his boots but never worried about his determination and talents.

“Watching his balance from an early age... He rode a bike without stabilisers and you could see very clearly he had great balance and coordination and that was only when he was three or four years of age,” Frank said.

“He did struggle a bit early on [with schools rugby],” he continued, “but, like everything else, he waited for his time to come and, when it did, he made the best of it. He is very determined.

“As a family we have been absolutely privileged to be a part of it,” he added.

“It’s been an absolute wonderful adventure for us.”

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Brian O'Driscoll and his wife Amy Huberman as BOD received his honorary doctorate at DCU in November.

Tributes have been pouring in all week for Leinster player O’Driscoll in what will be his final appearance in Dublin in a green jersey before he ends his career in Paris next week.

O’Driscoll will wear commemorative boots tomorrow to mark his final home game for Ireland.

The Leinster centre will also become the most capped international player of all-time when he surpasses the 139 appearances of Australian scrum half George Gregan.

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