O’Driscoll: Bath’s Russell among ‘most talented’ in world, Lawrence form ‘infectious’

O’Driscoll: Bath’s Russell among ‘most talented’ in world, Lawrence form ‘infectious’

Brian O’Driscoll gave high praise to Bath duo Finn Russell and Ollie Lawrence as Johann van Graan’s side look to boost their play-off chances in the Premiership run-in.

Bath are hopeful of building on their eighth-place finish last season and are on course for a top-four finish this year with the play-offs looming.

Russell and Lawrence have been a crucial part of Bath’s success, and O’Driscoll argued that the former is among the “most talented” players in world rugby.

“There are so many components to his game,” the former Ireland captain told TNT Sports.

“The kick to re-gather, his passing, his capacity to put players into hold. This guy, for me, is arguably one of the most talented in world rugby. His capacity to pick the correct option right at the line time and time again is a big differentiator.

“He has bucket-loads of confidence, he’ll try anything and that’s why you have to be on high alert as a team mate, anything could go at any one time.

“[He is] challenging to read off sometimes because he breaks from the scrip

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