Saturday 20 January 2018

Sean O'Brien ERC European Player Of The Year

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.

Irish Independent

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