Tuesday 20 February 2018

O'Driscoll comes through one-on-one session

Brian O'Driscoll
Brian O'Driscoll
Conor George

Conor George

Brian O'Driscoll went through a modified and specialised session at the Lions training base at the North Sydney Oval.

O'Driscoll  had a one-on-one session with a strength and conditioning coach on the sideline, while the rest of the squad worked through a non-contact training match on the pitch. O'Driscoll showed no ill effects from doing the "splits" on Tuesday against Combined Country.

He looked to be moving freely and was full of the joys after when engaging in a kicking game with the coach which involved them attempting to kick the ball into one of the ice buckets a couple of feet away. Both missed, although O'Driscoll did get close when his effort hit the rim.

Rob Kearney will finally make his tour debut today. The Ireland international has recovered from a hamstring injury and is included among the replacements. He was confident in the post-training press conference and is looking forward to finally making his bow.

Paul O'Connell, Jamie Heaslip and Jonathan Sexton, who play today, also took part in the game, as did Sean O'Brien. Simon Zebo did apply an ice pack to his thigh after the training session, but he reported "a clean bill of health."

Rory Best also trained and got in some line-out throwing practice as the session broke up.

Irish Independent

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