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O'Driscoll set for Wolfhounds bow

17th January 2013 08:56


SKY_MOBILE Brian ODriscoll Ireland

Match practice: Brian O'Driscoll

Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll will pick up some much needed game-time for the Wolfhounds side against England Saxons next Friday.

The Leinster centre recently returned from injury and was a substitute in the Heineken Cup clash with the Scarlets last weekend.

With a busy Six Nations calendar ahead, O'Driscoll is set to be included along with Rob Kearney, Sean O'Brien and Luke Fitzgerald according to a report in The Irish Independent.

Kearney was one of five try-scorers on Saturday after missing the November internationals due to surgery on a back injury.

O'Brien underwent keyhole surgery to repair cartilage on his hip back in June, returning at the start of December, whilst Fitzgerald put in an impressive performance after returning from a long-term neck injury.

All four should receive crucial match practice ahead of the Six Nations opener against Wales on February 2.

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