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Irish quartet help the LA Giltinis to Major League Rugby title
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# Irish Abroad

Irish quartet help the LA Giltinis to Major League Rugby title

Aug 2nd 2021, 10:25 AM 14,994 Views 0 Comments

Luke Carty, Sean McNulty, Sean O’Brien, and Harry McNulty all featured this season.

Sean O'Brien: 'My opinion hasn't changed, we could have won the '17 series 3-0'
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# Lionheart

Sean O'Brien: 'My opinion hasn't changed, we could have won the '17 series 3-0'

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 31,867 Views 10 Comments

The Irish Lion lifts the lid on how his extraordinary self-belief helped him reach great heights in his career.

Concussion forces Connacht flanker Sean O'Brien to retire at 26
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# Early Exit

Concussion forces Connacht flanker Sean O'Brien to retire at 26

Jun 22nd 2021, 4:59 PM 34,643 Views 14 Comments

The Galway native made 60 appearances for his home province since his debut in 2015.

The Great Sean O'Brien Debate, plus Nucifora leaves us with more questions than answers
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# The42 Rugby Weekly

The Great Sean O'Brien Debate, plus Nucifora leaves us with more questions than answers

Jun 3rd 2021, 2:24 PM 7,924 Views 0 Comments

Bernard, Gavan, and Murray dug into the latest news on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

Exeter confirm the signing of centre Sean O'Brien from Connacht
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Exeter confirm the signing of centre Sean O'Brien from Connacht

Jun 3rd 2021, 10:04 AM 22,936 Views 20 Comments

The 23-year-old had impressed for the western province in recent times.

Paul Boyle to captain Connacht in Ospreys clash
# Home Grown
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# Home Grown

Paul Boyle to captain Connacht in Ospreys clash

Nov 27th 2020, 12:14 PM 4,515 Views 4 Comments

There may also be a debut for replacement centre, Sean O’Brien.

'We're all delighted. He's had a rough road over the last two years'
# Comeback
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# Comeback

'We're all delighted. He's had a rough road over the last two years'

Nov 27th 2020, 6:45 AM 12,476 Views 6 Comments

Connacht man Sean O’Brien made his return last weekend after two years of injuries.

Sean O'Brien makes return to Connacht as Dillane gets set for 100th cap
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# Centurion

Sean O'Brien makes return to Connacht as Dillane gets set for 100th cap

Nov 21st 2020, 12:38 PM 10,548 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend has made six changes from the team that lost to Scarlets at The Sportsground last weekend.

Sean O'Brien returns from his latest injury setback for London Irish opener
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# Seánie

Sean O'Brien returns from his latest injury setback for London Irish opener

Nov 20th 2020, 12:10 PM 12,934 Views 7 Comments

The 33-year-old has recovered from hip and hamstring injuries in the last year and insists he feels better than ever.

'Roy Keane always showed up on the big days - I wanted to be like that'
# Fuel
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# Fuel

'Roy Keane always showed up on the big days - I wanted to be like that'

Oct 31st 2020, 10:03 AM 40,847 Views 14 Comments

Sean O’Brien believes Ireland need a Keane-like mentality if they are to get the result they need in Paris today.

Champagne Football among six-strong shortlist for Sports Book of the Year
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# Recommended Reading

Champagne Football among six-strong shortlist for Sports Book of the Year

Oct 20th 2020, 1:40 PM 6,115 Views 2 Comments

The42′s Niall Kelly has also been nominated for his work on Barry Geraghty’s autobiography ‘True Colours’.

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out
# Done Deal
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# Done Deal

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out

May 28th 2020, 3:31 PM 10,724 Views 21 Comments

Sean O’Brien’s ‘Fuel’ will be published on 29 October.

Sean O'Brien in line for London Irish debut after 10 months out
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# Premiership

Sean O'Brien in line for London Irish debut after 10 months out

Mar 5th 2020, 1:11 PM 16,889 Views 42 Comments

Springbok lock Lood de Jager will also make his Sale debut in the match.

Introducing the latest Sean O'Brien on the Irish rugby scene
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# Talent

Introducing the latest Sean O'Brien on the Irish rugby scene

Jan 29th 2020, 3:00 PM 37,843 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland U20 flanker has made huge progress this season and is set to play against Scotland this Friday.

O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around
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# BOD

O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around

Jan 27th 2020, 12:31 PM 48,218 Views 55 Comments

The former Ireland captain also warned it will be difficult for Andy Farrell to experiment during the Six Nations.

Boost for Connacht as trio sign contract extensions
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# Signed Up

Boost for Connacht as trio sign contract extensions

Nov 5th 2019, 3:58 PM 10,455 Views 14 Comments

Tiernan O’Halloran, Sean O’Brien and Tom Farrell have all signed new deals with the province.

Kidney ready to be patient as Sean O'Brien works to return from hip injury
# Long Haul
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# Long Haul

Kidney ready to be patient as Sean O'Brien works to return from hip injury

Sep 13th 2019, 6:15 AM 14,756 Views 8 Comments

‘It’s one thing coming back playing tennis and it’s another coming back playing rugby.’

Leo Cullen: Leinster must learn and 'be better' after off-field incidents
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# Responsibility

Leo Cullen: Leinster must learn and 'be better' after off-field incidents

Aug 17th 2019, 6:43 PM 26,979 Views 24 Comments

The province’s head coach said steps have been taken to ensure there isn’t a repeat of the events of last May.

'Players are in the public spotlight, they have to behave accordingly'
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# Inappropriate

'Players are in the public spotlight, they have to behave accordingly'

Jul 20th 2019, 7:30 AM 19,841 Views 35 Comments

Ireland international Sean O’Brien was sanctioned by the IRFU last month for inappropriate behaviour.

'It's not what we do': Toner laments post-Pro14 final incidents, but backs culture to hold firm
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# Leinster

'It's not what we do': Toner laments post-Pro14 final incidents, but backs culture to hold firm

Jun 26th 2019, 1:37 PM 9,231 Views 53 Comments

Apologies have been made for two high-profile incidents at Leinster events last month.

Sean O’Brien sanctioned by IRFU over 'incident of inappropriate behaviour'
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# Sanctioned

Sean O’Brien sanctioned by IRFU over 'incident of inappropriate behaviour'

Jun 24th 2019, 2:57 PM 77,106 Views 169 Comments

The Ireland flanker ‘has expressed his deep regret’, a union statement said.

'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end
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# Sob

'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end

May 27th 2019, 7:00 AM 12,088 Views 9 Comments

The 32-year-old back row was ruled out of the World Cup due to a hip injury.

'His last memory now with Leinster will be lifting the trophy'
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# Tullow Tank

'His last memory now with Leinster will be lifting the trophy'

May 25th 2019, 10:27 PM 19,192 Views 14 Comments

Leinster captain Johnny Sexton handed the Pro14 trophy to Sean O’Brien in Glasgow.

IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links
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# Contract Talks

IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links

May 24th 2019, 1:00 AM 13,088 Views 31 Comments

The 33-year-old fullback’s current contract is due to expire after this year’s World Cup.

O'Brien a major doubt for Pro14 final as Kearney recovers from head knock
# Injury Update
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# Injury Update

O'Brien a major doubt for Pro14 final as Kearney recovers from head knock

May 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 8,502 Views 37 Comments

The Leinster flanker is battling to overcome a hip problem in time for Saturday’s clash against Glasgow Warriors.

Emotional O'Brien returning to his best as sun begins to set on Leinster career
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# Big Impact

Emotional O'Brien returning to his best as sun begins to set on Leinster career

Apr 21st 2019, 9:00 PM 23,525 Views 13 Comments

Leo Cullen hailed the flanker’s ‘exceptional’ contribution against Toulouse.

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

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

Mar 14th 2019, 2:40 PM 13,971 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Mar 13th 2019, 1:01 AM 11,855 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 12th 2019, 2:31 PM 9,467 Views 8 Comments

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

Ringrose set for return as Schmidt recalls big guns for France
# Changes
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# Changes

Ringrose set for return as Schmidt recalls big guns for France

Mar 7th 2019, 4:15 PM 34,013 Views 71 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 20th 2019, 6:15 AM 10,929 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 19th 2019, 2:34 PM 27,892 Views 86 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 12th 2019, 7:58 AM 17,953 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 11th 2019, 4:07 PM 41,663 Views 63 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 9th 2019, 7:15 PM 19,944 Views 38 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 8th 2019, 3:49 PM 17,055 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 8th 2019, 11:40 AM 57,218 Views 163 Comments

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'
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# 7

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

Feb 8th 2019, 6:15 AM 5,717 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 23,928 Views 48 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 11th 2019, 3:17 PM 7,613 Views 3 Comments

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

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