British and Irish Lions: Brian O'Driscoll found out from his sister

Last Updated: 02/05/13 8:38pm

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Brian O'Driscoll: Sister told the Ireland star he was going on the Lions trip

Brian O'Driscoll: Sister told the Ireland star he was going on the Lions trip

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Brian O'Driscoll has spoken about how he found out about his inclusion on the forthcoming Lions Tour - from his sister!

The former Ireland captain has become just the third player to have to been picked for four Lions Tours after being selected to join Warren Gatland's squad to tour Australia.

But a mix-up with his Sky Plus meant he heard of his selection from an unexpected source.

O'Driscoll told Sky Sports: "I was as nervous as any other player that was in the mix and delighted to hear my name read out.

"Well, actually as it transpired, I didn't realise my Sky Plus was on on a minute delayed so I actually found out from a text message from my sister who was watching it live.

"So it was on Stuart Hogg when her text came through so. She said 'Get in' so I presumed that had to be 'Get in' as a good thing!"

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