Video: O'Driscoll goes to infamous England 'Death Zone'
As an ambassador for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens, we are quite used to seeing O’Driscoll in front of the camera giving us his views and expert analysis, yet this time he decided to try out an infamous session known as the ‘Death Zone’.
The term ‘Death Zone’ comes from mountain climbing and describes the altitude at which there is not enough oxygen for humans to breathe.
Despite retiring in 2015 O’Driscoll says he wanted to take up the challenge to see if he could get his brain to “go to a place I used to be able to go” after leaving the game. In a raw and emotional video, we see him talk about the mental strength the game takes and describing how he doesn’t know many fifteen players who would be ‘capable’ of it.
“These players are different than most, and that’s what allows them to get into that horribly dark place.”