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O’Driscoll ‘challenge’ does not Burrell

‘I’m as ready as ever going to be,’ England young gun as he prepares to for midfield supremacy

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A rarity in this amateur sport – he is rugby stronghold Huddersfield’s first in some 67 years – he can still the moment when O’Driscoll on to the global stage in 2000.

I was 12 when he was making his international he muses, once more the gulf in experience between the midfields who will clash weekend.

I have followed his since, the Northampton man enthuses England’s lush Pennyhill base during a Triple build-up that is breaking for gushing mutual admiration both camps.

Last summer, as Burrell was home after enhancing his reputation on his country’s tour of he watched agog as O’Driscoll’s was wholly undermined before the decisive Test in Australia .

I was why, like everybody was, is his still numbed to O’Driscoll’s demotion by not only Gatland, but his assistant, the man sitting in an room, England defence Andy Farrell. And still to day nobody really knows I didn’t for one second think it was deserved.

He is a brilliant player on the scene.

Farrell, politely, to diplomacy when pressed on the that feverishly rendered sentimentalists of so many last

It was an experience! he recalls. A weird of week. Not the most difficult, because we had three days of period to see the picture clearly.

It was like that for us, as in one call. were loads of calls and one of them had been really

We knew Drico would how he did, and that was 100pc positive, team first.

was intimately reminded of this evidence when O’Driscoll’s skill during Leinster Heineken Cup destruction of Northampton autumn – remember that flick between the legs – the 26-year-old on his posterior.

How close was I? he with mock peevishness. close. It was me actually who was going in to him, so he did that straight the legs.

He’s just one of those who’s got that X-factor. He even look where the was going and it went straight to

He’s a fantastic player. got a lot of flair in his attacking game, good over the ball, he can well, he’s got a good game.

Defensively, he may not be the biggest guy but he miss many tackles. I and Billy Twelvetrees knows it’s going to be a big challenge for us.

But is he for the challenge at this level of match intensity?

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Absolutely, I think I’m as as I’m ever going to be, he eagerly. I’m working with the coaches. I’m looking forward to it and I know going to be a huge challenge.

by no means relaxed, though. already thinking about the and it’s about me trying to myself down. Facing a player focuses the mind.

I be watching his footage very and doing my homework, and I know the of the squad are doing exactly the

While alluding to O’Driscoll’s qualities and incomparable work Farrell understandably backs the man an unlikely hat-trick of scoring in his maiden championship.

The most thing that’s happened Luther is his self-confidence and belief, he of a man whose penchant for the Leeds not too long ago hinted at another son of England.

You’re talking of going on to a in Paris and being nervous for first cap obviously – he says he but he was – then going to Murrayfield and up another great performance.

always looked like day one that he fits and that’s a thing in a position where not really played that of as a 13. He’s been great.

there’s the challenge with but he’s told you all that He’s played against him a of times, he’ll know all qualities but I’m sure back himself in that

Just one of so many intriguing within a context brimming anticipation.

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