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RugbyU: England's Brown named player of Six Nations

England full-back Mike Brown was on Friday named player of the 2014 Six Nations, beating off competition from Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll. Brown, a key member of the English team that finished second behind Ireland, secured more than 34 percent of a public vote of some 68,000 people to claim an accolade that went to Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny last season. O'Driscoll finished second on 28 percent, with his Irish teammate Andrew Trimble third.

RugbyU: Retiring O'Driscoll treasures special victory

Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll said ending his stellar international career with a rare win away against France and taking the Six Nations title to boot was a moment he would treasure for life. The 35-year-old centre -- the world record caps holder with 141 -- bowed out in the best possible style as Ireland beat France 22-20 in a pulsating encounter at the Stade de France which also secured them the championship by virtue of a superior points difference to England.

RugbyU: Ireland see off France to clinch Six Nations

Ireland sent centre great Brian O'Driscoll into international retirement with the Six Nations title after a nailbiting 22-20 win over France in Paris on Saturday. "The emotions are starting to kick in now," O'Driscoll, the world's most capped player, told the BBC. "It feels great to be a two-time Six Nations winner. So many seconds along the years and so many disappointments, it is great to finish my career on a high. "When I do hang this jersey up on the hook inside it will be with fond memories.

RugbyU: Irish crown O'Driscoll's farewell in style

Ireland won the Six Nations title on Saturday with a thrilling 22-20 victory over France to give iconic centre Brian O'Driscoll the perfect end to his stellar international career. Ireland scored three tries -- Jonathan Sexton getting two -- to France's two in a pulsating encounter to see them to only their second win in Paris in 42 years. Fittingly the last time in 2000 O'Driscoll was also in the side and scored a hat-trick of tries. France won a penalty in the second minute after Steve Walsh penalised Chris Henry and Maxime Machenaud converted it for 3-0.

RugbyU: Ireland see off France to clinch Six Nations

Ireland sent centre great Brian O'Driscoll into international retirement with the Six Nations title after a nailbiting 22-20 win over France in Paris on Saturday. "The emotions are starting to kick in now," O'Driscoll, the world's most capped player, told the BBC. "It feels great to be a two-time Six Nations winner. So many seconds along the years and so many disappointments, it is great to finish my career on a high. "When I do hang this jersey up on the hook inside it will be with fond memories.

RugbyU: Rugby heaven for BOD as he bows out on top

Brian O'Driscoll's extraordinary international rugby career ended with a little jig of joy on Saturday after Ireland gave him the perfect way to exit the stage with the Six Nations title after a pulsating 22-20 win over France. The 35-year-old -- who holds the world record for caps with 142 -- could not have found a more fitting stage to bow out on for it was at the Stade de France in 2000 where he announced his enormous talent with a hat-trick of tries in what was Ireland's only previous victory in Paris in 42 years.

RugbyU: Irish crown O'Driscoll's farewell in style

Ireland won the Six Nations title on Saturday with a thrilling 22-20 victory over France to give iconic centre Brian O'Driscoll the perfect end to his stellar international career. Ireland scored three tries -- Jonathan Sexton getting two -- to France's two in a pulsating encounter to see them to only their second win in Paris in 42 years. Fittingly the last time in 2000 O'Driscoll was also in the side and scored a hat-trick of tries. "The emotions are starting to kick in now," O'Driscoll told BBC.

RugbyU: Irish crown O'Driscoll's farewell in style

Ireland won the Six Nations title on Saturday with a thrilling 22-20 victory over France to give iconic centre Brian O'Driscoll the perfect end to his stellar international career. Ireland scored three tries -- Jonathan Sexton getting two -- to France's two in a pulsating encounter to see them to only their second win in Paris in 42 years. Fittingly the last time in 2000 O'Driscoll was also in the side and scored a hat-trick of tries. "The emotions are starting to kick in now," O'Driscoll told BBC.

RugbyU: England hammer Italy but title in Ireland's hands

England went to the top of the Six Nations table with a 52-11 victory away to Italy in Rome on Saturday's final day of the Championship. But although England scored seven tries their points difference of +73 was still marginally worse than leaders Ireland's +81. Ireland are away to France in a 1700GMT kick-off -- the final match of the 2014 Six Nations. An Ireland victory in Paris -- where they've won just once since 1972 -- will see them take the title in star centre Brian O'Driscoll's final international before retirement.

RugbyU: 'Impish' O'Driscoll is Ireland's finest, says Wood

Brian O'Driscoll will bow out of international rugby following Ireland's final game against France at the Stade de France later on Saturday as arguably their finest ever player. However, his former captain and fellow Ireland great Keith Wood told AFP anyone who says they thought he would turn into the greatest player from the start were spoofing. O'Driscoll, 35, enters his final game on the same ground where he announced his great talent with a hat-trick of tries in 2000 in what is Ireland's only victory over the French in the past 42 years.
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