21 Feb 2014

O'Driscoll set to equal Gregan's test record

6:08 am on 21 February 2014

The Irish rugby great Brian O'Driscoll is set to equal George Gregan's world record for the most Test rugby appearances when he runs out against England in the Six Nations at Twickenham this weekend.

The midfield maestro, in his final season before retirement, has overcome a stomach bug and is now on course to tie former Australia scrum-half Gregan's world record of 139 caps.

All of Gregan's Test career was spent representing the Wallabies, whereas the record of 35 year old O'Driscoll includes eight appearances for the British and Irish Lions.

The Six Nations leaders aim to see O'Driscoll off with a grand slam following drubbings of Scotland and defending champions Wales.