Schmidt: World Cup door still open for O'Brien
Joe Schmidt says the World Cup door remains open for the Seán O'Brien, but the Ireland coach had few crumbs of comfort for his star flanker after dropping him for tomorrow's penultimate Six Nations game against France.
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