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Horwill's 'a lucky boy', says O'Driscoll

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Brian O'Driscoll. Picture: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Brian O'Driscoll. Picture: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Brian O'Driscoll. Picture: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

BRIAN O'DRISCOLL believes Australia captain James Horwill is "a lucky boy" after he was cleared to play the second Test against the British and Irish Lions as his citing for stamping was dismissed.

Lock Horwill faced a disciplinary hearing for an incident involving Alun-Wyn Jones in the third minute of the Lions' 23-21 victory at Suncorp Stadium last Saturday.

The 28-year-old combative second row was cleared by the panel on Sunday following a hearing which lasted almost four hours over the incident, which left Jones needing stitches.

Attitude

"He's a lucky boy. He knows it himself," O'Driscoll (pictured) said of Horwill.

"Whether it was intentional or not there's only one person who knows that."


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