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Feisty Amy defends her man

AMY Huberman has defended her rugby ace husband -- by labelling one Twitter critic a "jealous t***".

The 32-year-old wife of Irish captain Brian O'Driscoll spoke up for her husband's rugby abilities on Twitter, after the pair became victims of an abusive tirade on the website.

The WAG lashed out at a mystery user named 'Chriscross Jones' over the weekend, following a number of abusive messages he sent to Ireland's golden couple on the social networking site.

The mean-spirited critic also targeted the likes of Cian Healy, Jamie Heaslip and Tommy Bowe in recent weeks.

But Amy was quick to come to the defence of her hubby when accusatory messages slagging off Brian's talent popped up on her screen.


The star centre -- who has just returned to the on-pitch action after suffering an injury -- was slated for his performance in Ireland's warm-up match against France for the World Cup next month.

'Chriscross' stated: "Brian really needs to retire. Rubbish performance again!!!" He then went on to criticise Amy's acting ability, saying of her movie Rewind: "Sh**e movie, no wonder it lasted a day or so in the cinema," he tweeted.

The messages prompted the actress to fire back: "Judging by ur tweets it seems u have a complete fascination with Brian!! Oh u jealous jealous t***!! RESTRAINING ORDER!!"

The couple are not the first to feel the wrath of the mysterious Twitter bully.

Dating as a far back as July 1, he tweeted Leinster players Cian Healy and Jamie Heaslip, as well as winger Tommy Bowe.


Amy is currently working in London filming Comedy Central's new sitcom Threesome, which sees her star as a 30-something woman who gets pregnant by her best friend.

Meanwhile, Brian has been named as skipper to take the Ireland squad to New Zealand next month for their campaign in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Due to her hectic working hours, Amy may not be able to make the trip to cheer on Brian from the sidelines.

"Obviously, she's hoping to go over but it all depends on whether filming has finished or not," a pal said.