WATCH: Sean O’Brien Fought So Hard To Hold Back The Tears Yesterday
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Leinster made to back-to-back European finals with an impressive semi-final win over Toulouse in a largely one-side affair at the Aviva Stadium yesterday afternoon.
Head coach Leo Cullen was able to welcome back a number of stars for the game including Devin Toner and Robbie Henshaw, while New Zealander James Lowe stole the show after being handed a rare European start.
But for one man it was a very special day indeed. Sean O’Brien will bid farewell to his home province after a glittering career when he moves to London Irish next season in what was probably his last ever game at the Aviva – a stadium where he has plenty of fond memories with both Leinster and Ireland.
Speaking after yesterday’s impressive win, O’Brien had to fight hard after the game to hold back the tears in what was a very emotional day the back-row forward.
“It was a tough day for me here. It was the last game in the Aviva for me, probably. Nice to finish on a win, anyway.”
Finishing up with yet another European crown would be a pretty sweet way for the Tullow man to finish up on before he exits stage left.
.@SeanOBrien1987's emotions are very close to the surface as he reflects on a momentous victory in one of his last few games in the @leinsterrugby jersey he has graced for so long#C4rugby #LEIvTOU pic.twitter.com/kTw5Ja0muS
— Channel 4 Sport (@C4Sport) April 21, 2019