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O'Driscoll revels in Leinster win

08th December 2013 11:21

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Delighted by team performance: Brian O'Driscoll

Brian O'Driscoll praised Leinster's efficiency and accuracy in their 40-7 Heineken Cup triumph over Northampton Saints on Saturday.

The veteran midfielder played a leading role in his side's demolition job at Franklin's Gardens, earning the man of the match award in the process.

But talisman Ireland and British and Irish Lions centre O'Driscoll admitted he felt there were others more deserving of the accolade, singling out winger Luke Fitzgerald, who bagged a famous hat-trick.

"I've got the man-of-the-match but I find that amusing when I saw performances like Luke Fitzgerald's today," said O'Driscoll.

"I thought he was outstanding. Besides the tries, I thought his energy was fantastic. There were lots of those sort of performances.

"You know when you come to places like Franklin's Gardens that you have to be very physical and your accuracy has to be spot on. I think we managed that.

"We were pretty good, pretty efficient at ruck time, not committing huge numbers but the guys that were there were doing the appropriate job in putting the ball on a plate for Eoin Reddan. I think we were able to get our momentum off the back of that."

O'Driscoll also spoke of his enjoyment in continuing to play for Leinster in his final season in professional rugby.

"I had fun today," added O'Driscoll.

"I have yet to finish 80 minutes this season - they're looking after the old guy! But I'm enjoying it and it's only my second game in blue this year.

"I love playing for this team. We've managed to build a relatively good history in recent years and now it's about trying to build on that again."

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