O'Driscoll absence sees Leinster eased for cup
HEINEKEN CUP holders Leinster were eased to 5-1 for European glory this season by Paddy Power on Monday after it wasannounced that talismanic centre Brian O’Driscoll is expected to be out for six months.
O’Driscoll needs surgery on a trapped nerve in his shoulder and while plenty of firms also go 5-1 about Toulouse, Paddy Power now make the French champions and fellow competition heavyweights 9-2 favourites.
Leinster start their defence of the title, claimed at the Millennium Stadium last May following a stunning second-half fightback, at Montpellier on Saturday.
Ireland have drifted to 6-1 for next year’s Six Nations.
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