'Kidney's future up to Union'
BRIAN O'DRISCOLL yesterday refused to get involved in discussing the future of under-fire Ireland coach Declan Kidney.
"The IRFU will make the decision themselves," O'Driscoll said in a less than ringing endorsement of the man who stripped him of the Irish captaincy.
"That is their role. It is not the player role to do that. It is not in my control. It is not in any of the players' control."
ON HIS CONTRACT
"I have been approached by the Union. They have said they want to talk. I want to focus on the now, on the Six Nations and come back to them after that."
ON JAMIE HEASLIP'S CAPTAINCY
"I am certainly not going to sit here and say he's not doing a good job. He absolutely is and he's got everyone's full backing."
ON THE SCOTLAND DEFEAT
"You look back in amazement at how we managed to lose the test match on Sunday."
"I still love the game. I don't think that is going to change with a run of defeats. I had a couple of barren years back in the early 2000s. It wasn't beautiful. It didn't lessen my desire for the game any."
"For a long time, rugby was the be-all and end-all. It absolutely isn't that now. There is a huge priority swing with my daughter coming. Family is most important."
"I know they (IRFU) are keen for me to sign up for another year. It will be really down to how the body feels."