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#Sean O'Brien

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Sean O'Brien and JVDF expected back before Leinster open European defence

Dan Leavy is also due back in time for the Champions Cup after a bruising campaign in which he won everything on offer.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'I'm going to get very greedy next year': World Cup and everything in between the target for Sean O'Brien

The back row is having to busy himself with rehab and racing before approaching a comeback in the new season.

# sean-obrien - Monday 23 April, 2018

O'Brien vows to return 'a new man', as Leinster deny flanker was rushed back

The flanker has turned his attention to getting fit for the 2018/19 season.

# sean-obrien - Friday 20 April, 2018

Sean O'Brien underwent surgery on his shoulder today

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen revealed that the flanker required a procedure on the issue this morning.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Lowe and McGrath set to miss out as Henshaw makes Leinster return

Isa Nacewa looks likely to shift to the wing as Henshaw comes into the midfield.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Sean O'Brien set to miss out on Leinster's semi-final clash with Scarlets

The back row may even require surgery on his shoulder injury.

# sean-obrien - Monday 16 April, 2018

Leinster rate O'Brien 50-50 for Scarlets, but Henshaw and Conan to train fully ahead of semi-final

Luke McGrath also remains a major doubt for Leinster and so Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster could be forced to drop James Lowe or Scott Fardy.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 14 April, 2018

O'Brien 'a little bit sore around his shoulder' after injury comeback lasts 40 minutes

The flanker was replaced at half-time of Leinster’s shock defeat to Benetton this evening.

# sean-obrien - Friday 13 April, 2018

O'Brien return 'a great boost' but McGrath remains 'touch and go' for Scarlets

Leo Cullen has again rotated his squad for tomorrow’s visit of Benetton with all eyes on the Champions Cup semi-final.

O'Brien and Larmour back to start for Leinster in huge boost ahead of Scarlets

Leo Cullen’s side face Benetton Treviso at the RDS tomorrow evening.

# sean-obrien - Friday 6 April, 2018

McGrath in a boot as scrum-half faces race to be fit for Champions Cup semi-final

There is also continued uncertainty over Sean O’Brien’s return.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'I need those games' - SOB keen on Australia tour after missing Grand Slam

The 31-year-old expects to return for Leinster next week against Benetton.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

'Last week he did everything he could': O'Brien came close to facing Saracens, Henshaw beating a path to Scarlets

Both Ireland internationals are making their way back from shoulder injuries.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Leinster hope to have Larmour and Conan in full training before Scarlets semi-final clash

However, the number eight isn’t expected to take a full part in training until the week of the European fixture.

# sean-obrien - Friday 23 March, 2018

Leinster's injured trio could return for Champions Cup showdown with Saracens

Luke McGrath, Rhys Ruddock and Sean O’Brien are all nearing returns.

# sean-obrien - Friday 9 March, 2018

'There's no long-lasting damage I'm aware of': Cullen hopeful on Sean O'Brien's shoulder injury Sob

'There's no long-lasting damage I'm aware of': Cullen hopeful on Sean O'Brien's shoulder injury

‘Bang on the shoulder’ forced Sean O’Brien off after just 27 minutes of his comeback.

Sean O'Brien's comeback cruelly cut short by injury as Leinster held by Scarlets

Tadhg Beirne wins vital penalty at the death to allow hosts escape with a draw.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 8 March, 2018

O'Brien returns from injury to captain Leinster for tomorrow's clash with Scarlets

O’Brien will win his 115th cap for the province.

# sean-obrien - Friday 2 March, 2018

'As your stereotypical ginger Irish man, walking out into 30 degree heat is dangerous stuff'

Connacht’s Sean O’Brien says the squad are acclimatising well to conditions ahead of Saturday’s game in South Africa.

# sean-obrien - Monday 26 February, 2018

Sean O'Brien making strides towards recovery, but Scarlets trip will come too soon

The flanker has not played since December, but is back in non-contact training with Leinster.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

'We are dying to see him back': Hip issue continues to keep O'Brien sidelined

The flanker hasn’t played since early December but Leinster say he is nearing a return.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 1 February, 2018

6 changes for Tipp hurlers for Waterford game as footballers hand out debut at full-back

Both Premier sides are at home this weekend.

Toner locked out again and more talking points from Ireland's XV to kick off Six Nations

Luke McGrath and Fergus McFadden have benefitted from Leinster’s imperious form to earn a place among the replacements.

# sean-obrien - Friday 12 January, 2018

Sean O'Brien a doubt for Six Nations following hip operation

The Leinster flanker has suffered a setback in his comeback from the injury.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

'It's an exciting time. We've a good squad and everyone's on the same page'

Sean O’Brien continues to rehab a ‘funny’ hip problem but is looking forward to a big couple of weeks with Leinster.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Connacht extend Sean O'Brien's contract until 2020

The powerful, versatile Galwegian is currently sidelined with a shoulder problem.

# sean-obrien - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible'

The former inter-county hurler gave a glimpse of his international quality on his Test debut against South Africa.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt

The Kiwi stresses that Ireland would be naive to think themselves 35 points better than the Springboks.

Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks

Joe Schmidt’s side opened their November campaign with a comfortable four-try win over the ‘Boks.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Sean O'Brien is on the shortlist for IRPA Try of the Year Pick Of The Bunch This post contains videos

Sean O'Brien is on the shortlist for IRPA Try of the Year

Tuculet, O’Brien, Woodman and Aprasidze will do battle for this year’s award.

# sean-obrien - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Warren Gatland hits out at Sean O'Brien for 'disrespectful' comments surrounding Lions tour

The Lions head coach said he was disappointed with O’Brien’s recent comments which were critical of the 2017 tour.

Howley accepts Sean O'Brien apology and plans to leave Wales role after World Cup

Coaching in the Premiership or France is on Rob Howley’s bucket list as he plans to leave his position with Wales after the 2019 World Cup.

# sean-obrien - Monday 23 October, 2017

O'Brien set to be unleashed against Ulster in bid to bank minutes before South Africa

But both Josh van der Flier and Barry Daly have been ruled out of the inter-pro in Belfast.

# sean-obrien - Friday 13 October, 2017

No Sexton or O'Brien for Leinster's Champions Cup clash

Leo Cullen’s men are missing two big names ahead of their Champions Cup opener.

# sean-obrien - Monday 9 October, 2017

O'Brien and Nacewa in a race to be fit for visit of French heavyweights to Dublin

Both will be assessed during the week ahead of Montpellier on Saturday.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Sean O'Brien 'expressed an opinion, but he shouldn't have singled out Howley' - Rory Best

‘Seanie doesn’t necessarily always do things the way most people perceive to be the best way.’

# sean-obrien - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Lions CEO defends management as O'Brien clarifies position following criticism

‘My views on the Lions tour were honest and genuine and solely with the intention of building on what was a great tour,’ writes O’Brien.

Why is Sean O'Brien always mentioned as a good leader but not a possible captain?

“That’s a good question and I probably know the answer to it.”

O'Brien: 'We should have beaten the All Blacks 3-0. The coaches have a lot to answer for'

In a typically honest and straight talking interview, Sean O’Brien has strongly criticised the methods of Warren Gatland and his coaches during the summer’s Lions tour.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Young flanker O'Brien faces lengthy absence as Connacht's injury list grows

Kieran Keane will be without a number of players for this weekend’s clash with Cardiff Blues.

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