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BT Sport has made another major signing for its presenting and punditry team: rugby union legend Brian O’Driscoll.

The recently-retired Irish centre - who won 133 caps for his country - is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time.

In a distinguished career he won two Six Nations titles and three Heineken Cups, as well as being selected for four Lions tours.

O’Driscoll's main role for BT Sport will be as a rugby expert on coverage of the newly-formed European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup.

He will also appear on BT Sport’s weekly magazine show - Rugby Tonight.

"I'm excited to be embarking on one of the next steps in my career with BT Sport," said O’Driscoll.

"I’m joining BT Sport because I’ve been impressed by their new and fresh approach to rugby coverage and I’m looking forward to being a part of their team."

Grant Best, Senior Channel Executive Producer for BT Sport, said the firm is delighted to sign a genuine rugby legend.

"We’re delighted that he has decided to join BT Sport as part of the next stage of his career and that he has chosen to join our rugby presenting team," he stated.

"He brings a huge amount of knowledge and experience which will be invaluable in our coverage of the new European tournaments."

BT Sport has exclusive live rights to Aviva Premiership rugby union and the JP Morgan rugby sevens in 2014-15.

The broadcaster will also air top games from the European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup next season.

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