Ireland and Lions legend Willie John McBride says Brian O'Driscoll has demonstrated "great skills and work-rate and has always said the right things".
As O'Driscoll prepares to play his final Ireland match in Saturday's crunch Six Nations game against France in Paris, McBride says that the Dubliner's example on the field has been his greatest strength.
"It's not what he says. It's what he does. He has been the key player for Ireland for a long time. He has been magnificent," added McBride, who believes O'Driscoll and his Ireland team-mates can clinch the Six Nations by winning in Paris.