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Sean O'Brien in France as contract negotiations drag on

Picturesque Nice is the flanker’s destination this weekend.

LEINSTER AND IRELAND openside flanker Sean O’Brien is in France this evening to meet with Toulon representatives, has learned.

O’Brien’s current contract is set to expire this summer and the reigning European champions are clearly the club most interested and capable of tempting the Carlow man abroad.

O’Brien is currently sidelined after undergoing surgery on a dislocated shoulder and is free to assess the options that are open to him as an alternative to remaining in Ireland.

While O’Brien’s contract negotiations with the Union hang in the air, the 26-year-old could be present for Toulon’s Heineken Cup Pool 2 clash with Cardiff Blues tomorrow (kick-off 15.40) at Nice’s Allianz Riviera stadium.

O’Brien’s agent Fintan Drury could not be reached for comment.

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