Sam Burgess announced last week immediate effect returned to rugby league and NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The move came just a year after his switch to rugby union with Bath.
Speaking on BT Sport’s Rugby Tonight, Brian O’Driscoll gave his take on the convert’s swift return to rugby league.
I think he was definitely given enough opportunity. He was thrown in the deep end, I don’t know if he was able to swim enough to warrant a World Cup place, retrospectively looking at that World Cup.
Having said that and we talked about it last week, I think six was his position. He was going to have to invest a year, year and a half to become a world class six, which I thought he was capable of doing.
But, instead he’s gone back into a role he’s completely comfortable with and one that seems absolutely seamless to him, and he gets to hang out with his family and his mam. Who doesn’t like that?
— Rugby Tonight (@RugbyTonight) November 10, 2015