Cup glory . . . and then it's back to delivering calves for Sean

MAN of the Match Sean O'Brien has gone from delivering knock-out performances to delivering calves.

Fresh from the glory of the Heineken Cup, O'Brien was under orders to help his father on their Carlow farm. The proud farmer spent previous win bonuses on a new tractor and trailer. And this time his dad, Sean Snr, wanted him home quickly to "muck around with the cattle". Sean Snr didn't travel to the game in London because he had to look after the livestock.

Sean Snr watched the epic win from his local rugby club in Tullow.

"I couldn't believe it when Sean got man of the match. He had a great game, scored a try and made the other one."