Driscoll on dating
"Those nights, we had no reason to celebrate but we did because, why not? I think he definitely got the better deal on things, rent came via groceries and what he brought to the party.He hardly ever annoyed me, which is saying something for a housemate." During that bleached blond phase - "a minor rebellion within me, because I felt a bit curtailed with where I had to be and what I had to wear" - O'Driscoll showed up for a celebrity party held by Social & Personal magazine in 2004.By the end of the evening, he had been voted "sexiest man in Ireland" by a panel that included Gilson. This is not me, this is not how I've been brought up, this feels unnatural'.It was grist to the occasional critic (not that O'Driscoll has ever been anything but popular in Ireland) who argued that his head was expanding faster than his try tally. So it was then just trying to battle away from that." What of the rugby, you might ask?Few would have expected, after 15 years of apparently unbroken achievement, to discover so much self-doubt - and sometimes even self-disgust - lurking behind O'Driscoll's serene facade.There are times when you struggle to recognise the leading try-scorer in Six Nations history.He reveals his weaknesses, in a manner that distinguishes him from messianic characters such as Kevin Pietersen or Roy Keane.
By clicking “I agree” below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms."Dressing-rooms can be vicious places, in the best possible way, from a slagging point of view.But there's a difference between slagging someone and bullying, and we were in the lucky position that we understood the tipping point.Yet that is how he saw The Test, which has arrived on your local High Street.These 408 pages of autobiography are signally lacking in stories of dressing-room bust-ups and festering enmities.