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brian o'driscoll

Former professional rugby union player Brian O'Driscoll is joining BT Sport. The retired Leinster and Ireland player will be on-hand as an expert for the European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup.

He will also appear on BT Sport's weekly rugby show 'Rugby Tonight' and be an ambassador for the channel.

BT Sport also signed up Jose Mourinho recently in a similar role for football.

O'Driscoll said in a statement: "I'm excited to be embarking on one of the next steps in my career with BT Sport, it's a big change for me, but I'm looking forward to the challenge and being involved at the inception of the brand new European tournament at a brand new channel like BT Sport.

"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."

Senior channel executive producer of BT Sport Grant Best added: "In the world of rugby Brian is a 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 brings a huge amount of knowledge and experience which will be invaluable in our coverage of the new European tournaments."

O'Driscoll retired only last month.

BT Sport has exclusive live rights to Aviva Premiership Rugby and the JP Morgan rugby sevens. It also has live rights to the European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup, so there should be plenty for O'Driscoll to get his teeth into.

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