Sean O'Brien

Springboks have electric backs, it won’t all be route one – Sean O’Brien

DON’T be surprised if this summer’s Lions series against South Africa turns into something more captivating than an uncompromising, physical slog.
That is the advice of Sean O’Brien, the Ireland flanker who played in five Tests on the 2013 and 2017 tours under head coach Warren Gatland.
“I think it will be an interesting tour,” said O’Brien. “We will know more after the Lions have played Japan about what style they will adopt, but given the squad they have picked, it promises to be a fast, running game.
“In the back row, Sam Simmonds and Jack Conan are players who use their feet and are fast...

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