Sean O'Brien ERC European Player Of The Year
Published 25/05/2011 | 05:00
Sean O'Brien has rounded off a magnificent season by scooping the ERC European Player Of The Year award, writes Hugh Farrelly.
The Tullow back-row, who picked up Man of the Match awards in each of the three back-row positions, played all nine matches of Leinster's Heineken Cup run that culminated in last Saturday's thrilling 33-22 final victory over Northampton.
He beat off competition from two shortlisted colleagues, Isa Nacewa and Jamie Heaslip, plus Soane Tonga'uiha from Northampton and Stade Francais' Sergio Parisse.