Former Leinster and Ireland backrow Sean O’Brien announces retirement

Sean O’Brien will retire from rugby at the end of the current season, a statement on the player’s Twitter account has announced. The former Leinster and Ireland backrow won 56 Ireland caps to go with 126 Leinster appearances and will sign off after a three-year stint with London Irish.
O’Brien – who has also earned 11 caps for the Lions – retires with an impressive medal haul. With Leinster, he has won what is now called the URC a total of five times and the Champions Cup on four occasions. He also …