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Gatty spills the beans on O'Brien

Lions boss Warren Gatland yesterday gave Ulster a heads up ahead of Saturday's Pro12 Final at the RDS by revealing that Seán O'Brien will be out for "a couple of weeks" with bone bruising.

Gatland's comments came shortly after Leinster coach Greg Feek had said of O'Brien that "we will give him as long as we can" to prove his fitness.

The smoke and mirrors of the professional game means that finalists are loathe to reveal any information that would give their opponents an edge in preparation.

But Ulster now know that O'Brien won't be making the Blues line-up – and Leinster must be furious.

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