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# tullow tank
'We got a rude awakening on the physicality side of things' - Sean O'Brien
The Ireland flanker is ready for Sunday’s clash with France — “a far more dangerous side”.
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Forget Ian Madigan -- Irish women are now asking Sean O'Brien out on Twitter
Twitter = the new Tinder.
# Interview
Sean O'Brien hungry to dominate the rucks for Ireland at the World Cup
The Tullow man sat down with The42 to discuss the growth of his game around the breakdown.
# mindset
SOB: 'It was probably immature, thinking I could get away with that'
The Ireland and Leinster back row says his professionalism has totally changed since the 2011 World Cup.
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Sean O'Brien was an absolute beast at the breakdown against Scotland
These four turnovers from the Ireland captain showed his quality on the deck.
# sob
The Tullow Tank is delighted to be captaining Ireland for the first time
Leinster’s Sean O’Brien is at number eight for tomorrow’s clash with Scotland.
# Captain O'Brien
'Cian is a chirpy and happy fella... you don’t want to get him mad!'
Sean O’Brien says the Ireland prop as maintained a positive attitude during rehab.
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Pressure off, O'Brien feels Leinster can 'go out and just play' this weekend
Carlow’s finest back row highlighted the excellent work IRUPA are doing for players in Ireland.
# sob
'I felt strong again' - The Tullow Tank is back to his rampaging best
Sean O’Brien was man of the match as Ireland secured a second consecutive Six Nations title.
# tullow tank
Sean O'Brien delivers one of the best clear-outs you're likely to see this season
The 28-year-old openside provided one of the outstanding individual moments of yesterday’s game.
# back with a bang
Birthday boy O'Brien relieved to survive late French onslaught
“You’re just getting up and trying to find a blue shirt.”
# Big names
Schmidt set to start O'Brien against France as Healy returns to Ireland bench
Key men Johnny Sexton and Jamie Heaslip are also ready to be restored to the starting XV.
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O'Brien set to train tomorrow after 'minor' hamstring issue, Rory Best dealing with concussion
Jamie Heaslip and Cian Healy are expected to return to the setup for this weekend’s clash with France.
# tullow tank
Schmidt hopeful that O'Brien will face France after hamstring 'twinge'
Ireland’s openside flanker was ruled out before kick-off in Rome this afternoon.
# Dat sport
11 essential phrases to bluff your way through the Six Nations
Here’s the comprehensive guide to bumbling your way through Ireland matches over the next couple of months.
# tullow tank
'I'd feel confident of doing the job' - O'Brien raring to go for Six Nations
The Leinster back row got through 50 minutes of impressive action on his return from injury.
# big game hunter
Sean O'Brien: 'I'm not going to go out like Tarzan and run around like a headless chicken'
Ireland’s powerful openside is patiently following the road to recovery, so probably won’t be travelling to Rome for the Six Nations opener.
# tullow tank
Schmidt hopeful that O'Brien will be 'involved in first half' of Six Nations
There was positive news on Conor Murray too, with the Ireland coach ‘quietly confident’ the scrum-half will play against Italy.
# bash brothers
Sean O'Brien and Cian Healy to return to contact training within three weeks
The Six Nations is just under five weeks away.
# tullow tank
'It's a dark enough place' - Kearney feels for O'Brien after latest injury blow
Leinster will look to the likes of Rhys Ruddock to fill the potential ball-carrying deficit created by injuries to O’Brien and Cian Healy.
# unlucky 7
Fresh injury concern for Sean O'Brien as he meets with shoulder specialist
The Leinster openside is seeking further counsel on the injury that keep him out for so much of last season.
# tullow tank
Leinster hopeful surgery can put ‘ongoing’ Sean O’Brien ankle issue to bed
Coach Richie Murphy took time to give a few more details on the injuries to Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien.
# tullow tank
Sean O'Brien fitter, stronger and not the least bit concerned about his shoulder
The flanker is raring to go in a new season after playing only three times in 2014.
# tullow tank
Irish provinces strong enough for Champions Cup success - O'Brien
The 27-year-old is fit, fresh and motivated ahead of a new season with Leinster and Ireland.
# tullow tank
Sean O'Brien played Junior B football for Carlow's Fighting Cocks last night
Pity the poor lad that got landed with the man-marking job.
# tullow tank
O'Brien: 'I'd have been hoping to play against Toulon if I was pushing it!'
The Leinster back row admits to some trepidation on his comeback last weekend, but is nonetheless raring for action.
# Six Nations
Schmidt's Ireland believe they can be a world rugby 'superpower', says envious Sean O'Brien
Ireland no longer satisfied with “just competing,” says injured flanker ahead of Six Nations decider.
# cheltfest2014
Tullow Tank to miss Cheltenham as trainer case adjourned
Philip Fenton’s court case for alleged possession of anabolic steroids is ongoing.
# late late
Joe Schmidt reveals Sean O'Brien's season may be over
The Ireland coach told Ryan Tubridy the back-row could be out for at least four months.
# Grassroots
Snapshot: Sean O'Brien is lending a hand to Carlow's senior footballers
The lure of inter-county football is surely far stronger than Toulon.
# tullow tank
Sean O'Brien a big Six Nations doubt as he dislocates shoulder
The Tullow Tank was left in agony after shipping a match-ending blow.
# openside
Angry O'Brien calls on players to 'grow up, know what's expected in an Ireland jersey'
‘We can be proud of our performance against the World Champions, but it still wasn’t good enough’, says the Tullow Tank.
# tullow tank
Irish injury worries mount as Sean O'Brien pulls out of Leinster match
The flanker is the third senior Ireland player to be pulled from a starting line-up in two days.
# tank v tumble dryer
Tumble dryers, eh? Sean O'Brien needs a new scrum cap for the November Tests
‘It wouldn’t fit a baby’. Well, perhaps not a child of yours, Seanie.
# tullow tank
Sean O'Brien gives 100% for Leinster every week - Guy Easterby
However, the Leinster team manager says that the Lions back row could face longevity issues if he moves to France.
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The IRFU says it has opened contract talks with Sean O'Brien
The governing body of Irish rugby are intent on securing the services of the Lions back row beyond this season.
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Sean O’Brien itching to make up for last season’s Heineken Cup exit
The Leinster back row says their failure to advance from the pool stages was hard to accept.
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Sean O'Brien says he would have to consider French offers
The Ireland and Lions back row admits that the Top 14 is attractive to Irish players.
# Lions 2013
Sean O'Brien: Lions victory 'top of the pile' but Irish success comes first
The Leinster flanker has a spot of farming, then celebrating, to do when he gets home to Carlow.
# man versus tank
Sean O’Brien and Brian O’Driscoll engage in Twitter embarrassment war
The Lions captain-in-waiting started the light-hearted spat but the Tullow Tank is determined to finish it.