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I'll line out with Brian until the final whistle, pledges Amy

ACTRESS Amy Huberman will be making an extra effort to attend her husband's final rugby games this season.

Leinster and Ireland star Brian O'Driscoll will bow out of the professional sport following the 2014 season and his glamorous wife admitted that this season will be an emotional one for them both.

Sadly, the mum-of-one will miss her hubby's opening Six Nations game against Scotland on Sunday as she is currently abroad for work commitments.

However, when she can manage it, the former 'Threesome' star will be cheering on Brian from the stands, no matter the weather.

STRANGE

"I will go to as many as I possibly can this year," Amy told the Herald. "I nearly sat in for a recent Leinster game and then I went, 'God I better go because there is not going to be many of these left'.

"The first thing I thought when the New Year rang in was that he is retiring this year so it definitely is a bit strange."

The 34-year-old also said that she will continue to support Leinster and Ireland after Brian retires.

"I was asking his parents about that and we decided that we would go to the good ones," she laughed.

While Amy will miss the friends she has made over the years, she is looking forward to a new era for her family.

"There will be a transition period. I think we're both looking forward to it, but I know he'll miss it. But I think he does feel it is time," she explained.

After taking the summer off following the birth of daughter Sadie last February, Amy is looking forward to Brian taking over the minding duties when he has more time on his hands.

"I have done a couple of things over the last while and I have an innate hunger to do something else so I'm glad that hasn't gone away.

"It will be fun and I can come back and tell Sadie all my stories," she told the Herald.

Amy has filmed a German film in Munich and is waiting for other TV projects to take shape over the coming weeks.

She is also in the middle of writing her first screen play and plans to take a break before she pens her next novel.

Drama has always been close to her heart and she was recently announced as the face of the Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards.

"Growing up, I always had an interest in acting and writing and had there been something like the awards when I was at school, I would have definitely taken part," she added.

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