Sunday 19 November 2017

It could be unlucky 13 when we face life without Brian

THIRTEEN. Unlucky for some? It is a number that has never held any fear for Brian O'Driscoll. With 13 on his back, he has struck fear into the minds of many of his opponents. He has traded in the number, thrived in it and it is tied in with his image.

Car dealers won't put 13 as a stand-alone number on car plates in the New Year, but O'Driscoll (33) doesn't need luck or superstition to make 2013 work for him.

It will be a definitive year for the Ireland captain, especially in his personal life. O'Driscoll and his wife Amy are expecting their first child early in the New Year.

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