O'Driscoll rules out tactical rethink
January 27, 2010
Brian O'Driscoll has ruled out a tactical rethink as Ireland look for back-to-back Grand Slams © Getty Images
Ireland skipper Brian O'Driscoll has ruled out a tactical rethink as they go in search of back-to-back Six Nations Grand Slams.
O'Driscoll is hoping that his men can build a platform in the early weeks of the tournament under the watchful gaze of coach Declan Kidney, beginning with their fixture against Italy at Croke Park on Februray 6.
"There will be no change of emphasis," he said. "I was once told you don't ever defend anything, you just roll up your sleeves and try to win it again.
"It will be the same attitude that we've had for the past 10 years. You try and build into a competition, you don't win it in the first couple of weeks. That's how you lose it. We'll build slowly and go from there - or even better build fast and go from there."
O'Driscoll will be competing in his eighth Six Nations as captain yet the 31-year-old remains as motivated as ever.
"Definitely I'm as hungry as ever, if not hungrier," he said. "Certainly after winning silverware your ambition doesn't wane in any way shape or form. If anything it heightens it. It gives you a taste and appetite for silverware and you want more."
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