RaboDirect Pro12: Madigan warns Leinster to ignore O’Driscoll factor

RaboDirect Pro12: Ian Madigan says Leinster can't help but think about giving Brian O'Driscoll the perfect send off

Brian O’Driscoll’s rugby career is almost over and his international and club team-mate Ian Madigan is desperate for the fairytale ending.

The centre’s international career came to a close in fine style last month but there is still Leinster’s season run in to contend with for the 35-year-old.

Reigning RaboDirect PRO12 champions, the men in blue top the pile again this season and also have a European quarter-final in Toulon coming up.

It was the same going to France in the Six Nations. You can’t be thinking about that

Ian Madigan

And although Madigan admits you cannot help but dream of sending off BOD in style, that possibility does not change their preparations one bit.

“I think he writes his own script,” said Madigan.

“He’s the consummate professional. Everything that comes his way he deserves. Going down to Toulon next week, we can’t be emotionally attached to that.

“It was the same going to France in the Six Nations. You can’t be thinking about that.”

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