Shortlisted for the Rugby Book of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2015.
Winner of the Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year 2014.
This is the long-awaited autobiography of the greatest rugby player of our time: Brian O'Driscoll. Since 1999, when he made his international debut, there has been no greater player in world rugby than Brian O'Driscoll. In 2010 Rugby World magazine named him its world player of the decade - and since then the legend has only grown. Now, at the end of his amazing career - which culminated in fairy-tale fashion with Ireland's victory in the 2014 Six Nations championship - he tells his own story. Honest, gritty and thoughtful, Brian O'Driscoll's Autobiography is not just an essential sports book. It is an essential book about family, friends, hard work, courage and imagination. An amazing career. There will only ever be one BOD . (Dan Carter). He had incredible talent, sure, but with this he had the incredible work ethic and just as importantly, the humility . (Jason Robinson).
'A thoroughly enjoyable read ... After reading The Test I warmed even more to O'Driscoll as a player and a man. He stood for a new ethos in Irish sport that refused to accept mediocrity or glorious failure' -- Fergal Keane Irish Times
'O'Driscoll's honesty ... takes the reader to a place they simply have not been before' -- Vincent Hogan Irish Independent
'There are fascinating insights into the lengths he was willing to go to perform at the highest level' Sunday Business Post
'A must-read insight into the life and mind of Ireland's greatest rugby player' Irish Mail on Sunday
'The Test allows the reader to get to know O'Driscoll the person, the husband, the father and the friend. It is honest, charming and revealing - a thoroughly good read' Rugby World
Publication date: 23/10/2014
Publisher: Penguin Ireland an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||23rd October 2014|
|Publisher:||Penguin Ireland an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, Sport,|
Born in Dublin in 1979, Brian O'Driscoll is the most celebrated rugby player of our time. He has won three Heineken Cups with Leinster, two Six Nations championships with Ireland, and toured four times with the British and Irish Lions, including as captain in 2005.More About Brian O'Driscoll