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#Sean O'Brien

# sean-obrien - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Beirne's big chance, O'Brien's recall and Kearney's calm at 15

Joe Schmidt has handed the Munster man an opportunity to show his class for Ireland in Cardiff.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Big call for Schmidt to make at openside with Leavy offering 'X-factor' 7

Big call for Schmidt to make at openside with Leavy offering 'X-factor'

Sean O’Brien’s experience is tempting after Josh van der Flier was ruled out.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

O'Brien and Beirne training hard to give Schmidt headaches for Cardiff

The pair missed out on selection last week but are pushing to be involved against Wales.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Ringrose set for return as Schmidt recalls big guns for France

Sean O’Brien is set to miss out, while captain Rory Best makes his return in the front row.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

O'Brien excited to link with Kidney and Kiss at ambitious London Irish

The 32-year-old flanker says the move it about being part of a new project.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

'There's been a few tears shed' - O'Brien hopes to play for Ireland after move

The 32-year-old will join London Irish after this year’s World Cup.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Leinster hail 'huge' Sean O'Brien impact on and off the pitch as he prepares for departure

‘It was almost out of Leinster’s hands as soon as that national contract wasn’t offered,’ says Stuart Lancaster.

# sean-obrien - Monday 11 February, 2019

'One of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make': London Irish confirm Sean O'Brien signing

The Tullow Tank has agreed to join London Irish from December.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Roux and Farrell earn Schmidt praise as Ireland get 'a rise in temperature'

The Ireland head coach was disappointed with his team’s kicking in Edinburgh.

# sean-obrien - Friday 8 February, 2019

Toner to miss rest of Six Nations as O'Brien sits out Ireland's captain's run

Meanwhile, Munster boss Johann van Graan is with Ireland in Edinburgh.

Ireland back row Sean O'Brien to join London Irish after World Cup

The deal could be officially announced as early as next week.

Tough call on JVDF but O'Brien gets an opportunity 'to work his way back in' 7

Tough call on JVDF but O'Brien gets an opportunity 'to work his way back in'

Joe Schmidt calls on O’Brien’s ball-carrying ballast and experience for Ireland’s trip to Murrayfield.

# sean-obrien - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'You've got to feel for them when Conan doesn't play and they put O'Brien on'

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said Leinster’s depth makes them difficult to beat.

# sean-obrien - Friday 11 January, 2019

Cullen provides positive news on Seán O'Brien's fitness ahead of Six Nations

The flanker is due back from a broken arm in the coming weeks.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'Fit and ready' Roux and O'Brien return as Connacht make four changes for Ulster

Andy Friend has shown his hand for the Sportsground showdown.

# sean-obrien - Monday 19 November, 2018

Sean O'Brien faces at least eight weeks out while Henshaw looks at six-week absence

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen provided an injury update ahead of Friday’s Pro14 clash against Ospreys.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Leavy impresses on audition for seven shirt after luckless SOB injury

O’Brien’s first-half broken arm opened the door for his Leinster team-mate to shine.

# sean-obrien - Friday 9 November, 2018

Sean O'Brien and his 'contagious confidence' back to boost Ireland

O’Brien’s stubborn streak was key in his return to fitness, says Joe Schmidt.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Joe Schmidt's Ireland: Increasingly big in New Zealand

The Kiwis have become more and more curious about Irish rugby in the past few years.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

'Of course I would be pissed off': O'Brien eyes return to Ireland squad

The Leinster flanker is set to feature in his fifth straight game this weekend, as he continues to build up his fitness.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'When I'm as fit as I can be and in as good form as I can be, I back myself to play' Sob

'When I'm as fit as I can be and in as good form as I can be, I back myself to play'

After making his long-awaited comeback in Galway, Sean O’Brien is relishing the prospect of a first start in five months against Munster.

# sean-obrien - Monday 1 October, 2018

Leinster hail impact of contact skills coach Hogan after shutting down Connacht

“The work in contact areas is huge, ultimately it decides the game more often than not.”

# sean-obrien - Friday 28 September, 2018

Sean O'Brien back on Leinster bench as Heffernan captains Connacht

Johnny Sexton leads a Leinster line-up selected with revenge in mind.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'There is an edge to Sean in everything he does': Leinster excited to have O'Brien back in harness

The Carlow man has been sidelined for five months after picking up a shoulder injury in a home loss to Benetton.

# sean-obrien - Monday 17 September, 2018

'It's great to have him back' - Leavy returns to full fitness for Leinster

Sean O’Brien and Ciarán Frawley are still unavailable for selection.

# 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.

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