Moving Shane Horgan into the centre to join Brian O'Driscoll is re-uniting a partnership that works in the Heineken Cup for Leinster. It may notbe the same dynamic as with Gordon and it's not the same dynamic as withKevin Maggs - I think it is something in between.
"It was a tough decision not to go with Kevin but it is a differentmix and it is something we want to look at. I think it is an interestingcocktail.
"This is the last game of the season and we really want to give it agood rattle. The team feels disappointed after last week. There is nohiding the fact that we underperformed as a team.
" The only good thing aboutlosing last Saturday is that we have this chance to put things right.
"If wewere going home last weekend we would have been very disappointed."
Looking ahead to Saturday's Test O'Sullivan expressed optimism. "I'm expecting a good performance as we just did not perform lastweek. This is our 15th Test since last August, pretty unprecedented.
"Overall it has been a successful year but to finish on a low here would takesome of the good out of it.
"In fairness to the Springboks, they defended very well. Then again wedid not make it easy for ourselves by not getting the platform we
"There was a point in the game when we had a try disallowed at a lineout. God only knows why. We retrieved the ball and took it quickly. Thereferee called it back. I think there was confusion as the touch judge kepthis flag up but he had only held it up to mark the spot. That was at 21-14. 21all would have put us back in the game with a whiff - but overall itwould have been grand larceny to win."
"Losing Darcy does not help us. He is a world class player. That's theway the dice rolls. You cut your cloth and get on with it. We should notthrow every plan we have out the window because we lose one player. But itis an issue, no doubt about it.
"Your big fear coming down here is that your players are tired after along season. All the Southern Hemisphere teams lost last weekend. We areall having a tough time at the moment. There is the chance for us to make history on Saturday - that has not passed us by.
" If we don't win on Saturday, people will ask if the team has gone backwards. Now, Idoubt it, but we may not have gone as far forward as we thought.