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O'Driscoll hails Cheika's influence
21 Oct 2014 16:04
Former Leinster and Ireland star Brian O’Driscoll has hailed the influence of Michael Cheika on the province, saying that he put in place the foundations on which Leinster's European success was based.
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Speaking on RTÉ Radio, O’Driscoll reflected on his career and the coaches who had a big influence on him.
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Although O’Driscoll said Joe Schmidt, former Leinster head coach and current Ireland head coach, was the best he had played under, he also highlighted Cheika’s contribution.
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“I think he probably would be top of the list,” the 35-year-old said of Schmidt.
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“At an important stage in my career I got a real kick out of his level of coaching; not just his man-management but the way I learned under him and how I was able to modify my game.
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“Beginning into my 30s I enjoyed what he had to say and I loved that he was encyclopaedic in his knowledge.
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“I think another person that deserves a big mention is Michael Cheika, who changed things for Leinster and changed the mentality of many, many players.”
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