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10 things we learned from Brian O’Driscoll’s Late Late interview

From being smaller than expectations to pram-spotting.

People are surprised he’s ‘not that big’ when they meet him for the first time

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He played Gaelic football growing up so understood the enormity of playing England in Croke Park

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He didn’t cry when dropped by the Lions for the third test, but he was devastated

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And he brought his gumshield to the game ‘just in case’ he was called up at the last minute

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But, despite everything, he still gave Warren Gatland a Christmas card when they met at Downing Street

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When he found out he was to be a dad, he felt ‘a bit of a perve’ staring at women to see if he liked their prams

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He can’t remember the first 50 mins of the England game after daughter Sadie was born

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He first spotted his wife on Tubridy Tonight and thought ‘she’s fit’

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He’s definitely retiring at the end of the season but would love ‘one last crack’ at the All Blacks

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His charity work with the ISPCC and Temple Street is really close to his heart

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Navy Blue is the colour of choice for rugby agent Niall Woods

‘If Ulster can win in Montpellier, it will be a serious statement’

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