Leinster hope it is a winning farewell for Brian O’Driscoll

Last hurrah for Brian O'Driscoll
Last hurrah for Brian O'Driscoll

Brian O’Driscoll prepares for his farewell appearance as Leinster take on Glasgow in the Pro12 final at the RDS on Saturday evening.

The 35-year-old centre has recovered from a head knock in the semi-final win over Ulster but winger Dave Kearney misses out with a knee injury.

O’Driscoll made his Leinster debut in 1999 and is aiming to add to his three Pro12 titles. The Ireland star also has three Heineken Cups to his name as well as two Six Nations triumphs and four tours with the Lions.

He will line up alongside his long-time international centre partner Gordon D’Arcy as the home side make three changes from the 13-9 win against Ulster.

Both sides triumphed at home during the regular season meetings, with Glasgow winning 12-6 at Scotstoun in September and Leinster 28-25 victors in the return fixture in March.

Since that defeat, Glasgow, who lost out at the semi-final stage in three of the last four seasons, have won nine games in a row.

However, the visitors do not enjoy a good record in Dublin, having been victorious just once in 19 previous trips.