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# tullow tank

Last year
# tullow tank
Ex-Ireland back row Sean O'Brien's plan to return for Tullow denied
The 35-year-old was hoping to star for his home team in junior club rugby.
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'The time is right' - Sean O'Brien returns to Leinster in coaching role
The club legend replaces Denis Leamy as skills coach.
# tullow tank
Ireland, Leinster and Lions legend Sean O'Brien announces his decision to retire
The flanker was a key player as Ireland won the 2015 Six Nations championship and also played in the 2011 and 2015 World Cups.
All time
# Done Deal
The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out
Sean O’Brien’s ‘Fuel’ will be published on 29 October.
# Premiership
Sean O'Brien in line for London Irish debut after 10 months out
Springbok lock Lood de Jager will also make his Sale debut in the match.
# carlow rising
Adaptable Ward another welcome tank out of Tullow
The Ireland U20 prop is willing to switch to either side of the scrum.
# Cruel
Ireland's Sean O'Brien has been ruled out of the World Cup
The 32-year-old will undergo hip surgery and miss six months of action.
# tullow tank
'His last memory now with Leinster will be lifting the trophy'
Leinster captain Johnny Sexton handed the Pro14 trophy to Sean O’Brien in Glasgow.
# Exile
'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.
# Exile
'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.
# tullow tank
Ireland back row Sean O'Brien to join London Irish after World Cup
The deal could be officially announced as early as next week.
# sob
'Tough dude' Sean O'Brien set to bring an edge to Ireland's pack
The 31-year-old Tullow man is back in Ireland’s seven shirt after a year-long absence.
# Missing Man
'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.
# tullow tank
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.
# tullow tank
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.
# primed
All-action Sean O'Brien all set for November while Leinster aim to cap excellent opening
The Tullow Tank says he’s ‘fit as a fiddle’ after an excellent 80-minute display to bridge a month long absence.
# after sesh
Sean O'Brien belting out Westlife on the Lions tour just sums up Irish people on holiday
Because it has to be done.
# tullow tank
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.
# Heavy Artillery
'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.”
# tullow tank
'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.
# hug it out
'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.
# seánie
Warren Gatland was impressed with the 'outstanding' Sean O'Brien
Peter O’Mahony also made a big impression in the back row.
# 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.
# tullow tank
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.
# tale of two seans
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.
# Back in action
'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.
# Forward Thinking
'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.
# notorious sob
Jerome Kaino surprised 'spearhead' Sean O'Brien not involved with Ireland
The Tullow Tank’s reputation precedes him.
# on your 6
Sean O'Brien back and on the blindside for Leinster's trip to Montpellier
The return of Jonathan Sexton and Mike McCarthy completes a triple boost for the eastern province.
# tullow tank
Sean O'Brien never feared for his career during ongoing layoff with hamstring injury
The Leinster and Ireland flanker is approaching the end of a long road to recovery.
# Hamstrung
Sean O'Brien set for surgery and facing 'considerable period' on the sidelines
The Tullow Tank suffered a massive setback in his rehab in the last weekend of the regular season and will miss Ireland’s tour to South Africa.
# notorious sob
Sean O'Brien will 'definitely' be back for Leinster before the Pro12 play-offs
O’Brien may not be fit enough to face Ulster this weekend, but Jonathan Sexton will be back in Leinster’s number 10 shirt.
# Too soon
Sean O'Brien: If Garry Ringrose played 6 Nations this year, I guarantee he gets hurt
The Leinster flanker hopes to return from his ripped hamstring tendon in a month’s time.
# mag 7
Sean O'Brien: It would be huge honour to captain Ireland, but if it's not to be I'll soldier on
The flanker is not often spoken of as captaincy material, but would jump at the chance if it was offered.
# tullow tank
O'Brien's display against Munster bodes well for Joe Schmidt's Ireland
The 28-year-old was excellent on his return from an inner-ear issue.
# vestibular impairment
Sean O'Brien seeing a specialist today in the hope of clearing up inner ear issue
The Tullow Tank’s unusual injury has persisted and a poor prognosis could impact Joe Schmidt’s plans for the Six Nations.
# production line
Schools players have advantage over clubs, says SOB, but not because of old boys' network
The Leinster back row says more training time and better coaching pushes schools players on faster.
# free seanie
Small print to be read on O'Brien decision, but Ireland unlikely to appeal
The Tullow man will have a watching brief in the Millennium Stadium this weekend.
# Heroes
8 Irish rugby players who went above and beyond in World Cup ads
Come on Ireland!
# tullow tank
Sean O'Brien handed one-week ban for Papé punch, will miss Argentina clash
The Tullow Tank will be hoping to fight for his place again if Ireland reach the semi-final.