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21:05  06 december  2018
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Brian Gerard O ' Driscoll (born 21 January 1979) is a retired Irish professional rugby union player. He played at outside centre for the Irish provincial team Leinster and for Ireland.

Brian O ’ Driscoll leaves the field injured in his last match for Leinster, against Glasgow in May 2014. The prescription painkillers Difene and co-codamol were regularly handed out to Leinster and Ireland rugby players so they could ‘play their best game’, former Ireland captain Brian O ’ Driscoll has

Brian O'Driscoll admits taking painkillers before matches became a habit © INPHO/Billy Stickland Brian O'Driscoll

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Brian O'Driscoll has admitted taking painkillers before matches became "a habit" at the end of his career.

Rugby players can legally take most painkillers but a debate is brewing on whether they are endangering their health.

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Joe Molloy, presenter of Newtalks' Off the Ball, quoted stories of team doctors serving painkillers on a frisbee to players.

And O'Driscoll, who retired from the professional game in 2014, revealed this was close to the truth.

“I’d have been part of teams where the doctor would have walked down the bus on the way to games inquiring who wanted what in advance [of kick-off].

“For me, for the last couple of seasons, part of my match prep would have been a Difene and couple of Co-codamol.

“In the Leinster and Irish set-ups you could get your hands on Difene."

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The former Ireland centre explained that Difene was “just a painkiller if I was carrying something".

He continued: "It almost became like habit, where it gave me a fighting chance if I wasn’t feeling 100 percent that it might have levelled it up.”

Difene and Co-codamol require prescriptions to purchase in a pharmacy and the 39-year-old said they are no longer as freely accessible to the modern rugby player.

"You got to fight your case a bit more now, and prove their necessity.

Brian O'Driscoll admits taking painkillers before matches became a habit © Getty Images O'Driscoll is now a pundit

"Drug cabinets that might have been open once upon a time are very much shut and inaccessible.

“It used to be for sleepers as well. Diazepam [valium] to try and counteract what would happen with the caffeine [tablets] because they couldn’t sleep.

“I’m not saying it was the culture but it happened.”

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O'Driscoll says he still takes Difene if his joints stiffen playing golf but would have concerns for players who have become overly reliant on painkillers.

He added: “I wouldn’t change a whole lot, now . . . I haven’t felt any adverse effects.

"Ask me at 75 and see what the state of my insides are like. I didn’t take so many Difene that I’m concerned but there would be players out there taking them every single day, that can’t be good for you."

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