No higher praise: Australia will be relieved at O’Driscoll’s fate
CLICHE and hyperbole are part and parcel of modern sport. Minor talents become wizards and artisans can be transformed into geniuses by virtue of one eye-catching performance. This works across all sports, both team and individual.
In fact, there is so much of this white noise that sometimes we don't even get to hear it.
So when Brian O'Driscoll is described as a warrior and the greatest rugby union player this island has ever produced, it would be easy not to take any notice.