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#Sean O'Brien

# sean-obrien - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Sean O'Brien cleared to play in third Lions Test as citing is dismissed

The Ireland flanker’s hearing in Wellington lasted almost three hours.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'It doesn't take a lot to get that kid going': Jamie Heaslip sheds light on Seán O'Brien's resurgence

Heaslip suggested the Lions players would head out tonight, “but they won’t be going OUT out.”

'It feels very good right now': A night to remember as the Lions roar to keep series alive

Sean O’Brien was a happy man at full-time.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Possession imperative for Sean O'Brien as he faces into another breakdown battle with All Blacks

Having the ball will be the first step to keeping on the right side of Jerome Garces on Saturday.

'It was a tough call' - O'Mahony goes from captain to out of the Lions' Test 23

The Munster man has been left out of the second Test squad.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Watch: Seán O'Brien crosses for Lions after sensational Liam Williams gamble and break

After a half of pressure, Liam Williams cut loose on the All Blacks from his own five-metre line.

# sean-obrien - Friday 23 June, 2017

'I know the New Zealand back row hugely respect Sean O'Brien'

Warren Gatland and his Lions coaches expect a big impact from the Leinster openside.

# sean-obrien - Monday 19 June, 2017

'Completely mental' O'Mahony and O'Brien should be a cause of concern for All Blacks

Lions back row James Haskell reckons the Irish pair offer something special to the team.

# sean-obrien - Friday 16 June, 2017

'A bit of a cuddle' just the trick to put Sexton back on top form, says Sean O'Brien

The Tullow Tank also rubbished the notion that there is an ‘aura’ of invincibility to the World Champion All Blacks.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Carter and O'Gara make the case for 'world class' O'Brien to start first Test

The Ireland and Leinster flanker is pushing for selection for Auckland, and both Dan Carter and Ronan O’Gara feel he should be a starter.

# sean-obrien - Monday 12 June, 2017

O'Brien's performance puts pressure on returning captain Warburton

‘I know there’s every chance that I might not even get involved in that first Test.’

# sean-obrien - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Warren Gatland was impressed with the 'outstanding' Sean O'Brien

Peter O’Mahony also made a big impression in the back row.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Delayed by a calf strain, Tullow's finest ready to hit Lions tour like a tank Sob

Delayed by a calf strain, Tullow's finest ready to hit Lions tour like a tank

Sean O’Brien has a big opportunity against the Crusaders on Saturday.

Opportunity knocks for O'Brien as Warburton sidelined with ankle injury

Warren Gatland confirmed the Wales openside has an ankle issue.

Murray, SOB, POM and Furlong get first 2017 Lions starts against Crusaders

Alun Wyn Jones captains Warren Gatland’s side for the clash in Christchurch.

# sean-obrien - Friday 2 June, 2017

Letter from New Zealand: Lions easing happily into life on tour

Sean O’Brien has taken on the all-important role of fines master.

# sean-obrien - Monday 1 May, 2017

Timely boost for Leinster as Sean O'Brien set for return to full training

The back rower is completing his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Cullen optimistic on O'Brien but things need to go 'incredibly well' for Heaslip and Kearney

The trio remain sidelined as Leinster prepare to challenge for silverware.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

O'Brien: 'You think you can help the boys out but you can never know watching on TV'

The flanker was forced to watch Leinster’s Champions Cup semi-final defeat from his sofa.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

'I suppose you’ve more of a license playing with Leinster than at international level'

Sean O’Brien is enjoying Leinster’s brand of rugby under Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster.

'I think I've put myself in the frame' - O'Brien hoping for Lions call

The 30-year-old openside was brilliant in Leinster’s win over Wasps last weekend.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 23 March, 2017

A little moment that underlines Peter O'Mahony's leadership credentials

The Munster back row is a strong candidate to be the next Ireland captain.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Ireland intent on keeping focus in-house rather than on English record bid

“We haven’t played to our potential. We want to be able to sit in a changing room and look at each other and be proud of each other and what we can do as a group,” says Sean O’Brien.

# sean-obrien - Monday 13 March, 2017

Analysis: Sean O'Brien tried Italy's 'tackle only' tactic with limited success

Wayne Barnes caught the Ireland openside offside for a penalty in the first half.

# sean-obrien - Friday 10 March, 2017

O'Brien happy with the 'dirty work' as he looks to hit his peak for Ireland

The 30-year-old openside has been steadily growing in form in the Six Nations.

# sean-obrien - Monday 27 February, 2017

O'Brien praises Italy's 'smart' tactics but says he would have known the rules

The flanker sat out today’s open training session after suffering a head injury on Saturday.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 2 February, 2017

'If the shoe was on the other foot I'd probably be a bit peeved too' Sob

'If the shoe was on the other foot I'd probably be a bit peeved too'

Sean O’Brien has got the number seven jersey back and he wants to do it justice this weekend.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Schmidt confident Sexton and O'Brien will be fit for Six Nations opener

The out-half was forced off in the first half of Leinster’s draw with Castres last weekend.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Leinster expect O'Brien back next weekend, but planning without Cronin

A tight calf caused Leo Cullen to keep the Tullow Tank out of the Montpellier firing line.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'He let himself, his club and his country down' - England boss on Hartley suspension

However, Eddie Jones insists the hooker is not now on his last chance.

# sean-obrien - Friday 9 December, 2016

Leinster wait on SOB, Carbery and Kearney injuries after big win in Northampton

Leo Cullen was pleased with his side’s five-try win in Franklin’s Gardens.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 8 December, 2016

'These two weeks will define our season': O'Brien ready to empty the tank again

After the frustration of being kept away from the Wallabies, the Tullow Tank is revved up and ready to go again.

# sean-obrien - Monday 5 December, 2016

Carbery poised for Champions Cup start as Sexton continues recovery

Meanwhile, senior coach Stuart Lancaster is confident Sean O’Brien will be fit for Friday’s trip to Northampton.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 26 November, 2016

As it happened: Ireland v Australia, November Tests

We went minute-by-minute from the Aviva Stadium as Ireland looked to end the month on a high against Michael Cheika’s Wallabies.

# sean-obrien - Friday 25 November, 2016

'It’s not unusual' - Concerns as O'Brien and Payne sit out Ireland's captain's run

Peter O’Mahony and Rory Scannell are standing by as possible injury cover for the Wallabies clash.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 24 November, 2016

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Analysis: O'Brien's ruck return another reminder of what Ireland have missed

Devin Toner set a new benchmark with a huge 47 ruck contributions last weekend.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Michael Cheika tried to bring Sean O'Brien with him to Stade Francais

The Australia coach is preparing to come up against a number of familiar faces this weekend.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 17 November, 2016

SOB is back, Schmidt trusts in history-makers, and no POM

Paddy Jackson beats off the competition of Joey Carbery for the replacement out-half slot.

O'Brien starts for Ireland as Schmidt names Henderson and Jackson on bench

Josh van der Flier has been edged out for the openside slot in Ireland’s XV.