The genius of Brian O'Driscoll
And so the career of Brian O'Driscoll comes full circle. On Saturday evening he will bow out of international rugby on the same corner of a foreign field where he first alerted the world of what was to follow. It started in Paris, and it will end in Paris.
There have been plenty of miracles in those 14 years - magic passes spun from those conjuror's fingers; side-stepping, slashing bursts through bewildered opponents; impossible off-loads to jemmy open locked defences and steal a game away.