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#Sean O'Brien

# 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.

# sean-obrien - Sunday 13 November, 2016

# sean-obrien - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Westerners best in our Ireland v Canada player ratings

In between clashes with the All Blacks, a much-changed Ireland side ran out convincing winners over Canada.

'It's a fickle industry': Sean O'Brien putting building blocks in place for life after rugby

Here’s hoping the Tullow Tank has more than a few years left wearing his scrum-cap.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 10 November, 2016

'I don't want them too frustrated': Detail not destruction key for O'Mahony and O'Brien on return

Schmidt is looking for the sort of ‘quality workrate’ Billy Holland provides from everyone in the pack.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Ireland likely to ring the changes as POM and SOB return for Canada

The likes of Luke McGrath, Niyi Adeolokun and Billy Holland could make their debuts.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

'I kept asking the pilot to check the score': Sean O'Brien missed All Black Test in more ways than one

Leinster’s travelling squad only managed to see the first half before boarding a flight home from Parma.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Ireland happy that SOB and POM understand omission from Chicago trip

Ireland’s uncapped players are adapting to the squad environment with ease.

# sean-obrien - Monday 31 October, 2016

Jerome Kaino surprised 'spearhead' Sean O'Brien not involved with Ireland

The Tullow Tank’s reputation precedes him.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

5 players we'd like to see given a Test run for Ireland this November

Experimentation is a delicate balance, but these men deserve a chance to show what they can do on a bigger stage.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

'I didn't feel too off the pace': Another game and Sean O'Brien will be ready for November

After 80 minutes over two weekends, the Tullow Tank is almost ready to roll again.

# sean-obrien - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Sexton and O'Brien unscathed (just a bit annoyed) after half-time withdrawal

Head coach Leo Cullen says the pair were ‘pissed off’ to be removed before the second half.