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Sunday 25 February 2018

Brian O'Driscoll and Ronan O'Gara exchange insults in utterly brilliant slagging match

Ronan O'Gara and Brian O'Driscoll
Ronan O'Gara and Brian O'Driscoll
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Ronan O'Gara came in all guns blazing last night after being mocked by former teammates Brian O'Driscoll and Keith Wood.

O'Gara was delayed by the effects of Storm Doris as he made his way to an appearance on Newstalk's Off The Ball at the Olympia and BOD and Woody took turns in having a go at the Racing Metro defence coach.

When ROG arrived on the scene, it was clear that he had been listening to the show and was hell bent on revenge.

"Brian felt he was defending at 12 an awful lot. Drico the wheels were gone at that stage, that's why you were in at 12. The only thing about Woody, there's no one here over 60, no one remembers when you played so shut the f**k up," he said.

Brian O'Driscoll hit back by referring to Leinster's famous victory over Munster in their Heineken Cup semi-final in Croke Park in 2009.

"The wheels might have been gone early but I still had enough in the tank in '09 when you threw that intercept and I was able to slap it into third gear and coast in."

ROG didn't give in and referred to the fact that both Ulster and Munster had become European champions before Leinster got in on the act.

"Listen, it's the same as the first man to go to Everest, no one ever remembers who followed. Just remember who got there first. It's easy when the path is well worn," he added.

"There was railing on both sides to help you get up. I know what your comeback is... you've three of them."

Asked what his first impression of BOD was, O'Gara responded: "He was really humble back then. A really nice guy... no dyed hair."

Asked the same question about O'Gara, Ireland's record try scorer, he said: "He had these shoulder pads on that you would see in the 80s."

Great craic.

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