Ahead of the Champions Cup kicking off this Friday, Planet Rugby spoke to former British & Irish Lions, Ireland and Leinster legend turned BT Sport ambassador and analyst, Brian O’Driscoll.
He ran down his six players to watch:
DANNY CIPRIANI (Gloucester)
O’Driscoll: “We’ll see what he can deliver. Left out of the initial England training squad and was then named player of the month, he just needs that consistency of high level performance and to deliver against the top sides. It’s a great opportunity for him. We’ll see some great head to heads; there’s no weak teams in this competition.”
SIMON ZEBO (RACING 92)
O’Driscoll: “He’s flying already. He scored some great tries with lots of assists and is settling in well. He seems happy but he would fit into any environment. He just brings an energy you can’t imagine and he shows that in the way he plays the game. Racing have been allowed to express themselves and he’s really flourishing within that. Plus when you look at the back three and see they’ve got Juan Imhoff and Teddy Thomas you know they’ve got some serious toe.”