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Ireland fear as Sean O'Brien lasts less than 20 minutes against France

Knee worries for O’Brien at the Stade de France.

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

IRELAND FACE AN anxious wait for news on Sean O’Brien’s fitness after he hobbled off in the first half against France.

The injury-plagued back row appeared to jar his left knee as he tried to sidestep a French tackle in the 20th minute and was immediately replaced by Tommy O’Donnell.

Source: RBS 6 Nations/YouTube

The game was O’Brien’s first international appearance since Ireland’s win against France in the Rugby World Cup last October.

He did manage to limp off the pitch with some assistance, and although there was no immediate medical update, Brian O’Driscoll immediately feared the worst for his former team-mate.

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