O’Driscoll fit and ready for final Leinster send-off

O’Driscoll fit and ready for final Leinster send-off

BRIAN O’DRISCOLL is expected to play his last ever game for Leinster in the RaboDirect PRO12 final against Glasgow on Saturday.

O’Driscoll had been considered doubtful after coach Matt O'Connor reported that he had shipped a heavy knock to the head and neck during last Saturday’s semi-final victory against Ulster.

The former Ireland captain collided with Iain Henderson’s hip in the 49th minute and he was laid-out on the ground for over a minute before he sat up.

Following scans and treatment, Leinster confirmed that O’Driscoll, along with Fergus McFadden and Sean Cronin, did not suffer concussion and were able to train this week.

And Leinster, who go for back-to-back PRO12 title wins against the in-form Glasgow side, will be buoyed by O'Driscoll’s declaration.

“Personally, it would have been a disappointing way to finish, going off,” O’Driscoll said. “I feel good.

“Thankfully, we managed to turn it around against Ulster. And it’s nice to have one more final to play for.

“It will be tough, but it’s nice to have it at home. You can only ask for opportunities to be in finals and win them. The rest is up to you and then you hope to get the job done.”

Glasgow Warriors have reached the final for the first time, while O’Driscoll, 35, is bidding to win his fourth title in his final match before retiring.