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  1. The Alpha Bro

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    High key, you're getting the best player to ever play the game. Past, present and most likely future.

    I'm gonna miss him.
     
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    Others may say "who the **** is that guy?"
     
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    Sean O'brien to London Irish.
    450K 3 year deal, potentially.

    Building a good squad, BUT SOB injury must be a concern considering they will want him all season.
     
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    He's Leinster's third choice 12, which means he's in the top three 12s in the world. Obviously.
     
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    April 1st is like 2 months away
     
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    Wouldn't be surprised if SOB goes. He definitely won't get a central contract next time around at 32 and injured more often than not. RWC and make some cash.
     
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    Can understand Seán O’Briens decision. He’s aging has a big injury list, is under serious pressure for his jersey and will definitely not command such good money in a year or two. Good move by LI if they can keep him fit he could single handedly elevate an average side when on form.
     
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    so Ireland will really miss him!!!!!! :p
     
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    You just signed Noel Reid lad pipe down.
     
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    I think it is set in stone and to be honest it is a smart move by everyone.

    Leinster barely see him due to injuries. But equally have so much coming through. So he isn't as vital as once before.

    IRFU - He was never going to get a central contract for 3 years. So IRFU saving money. But also people fail to see we are adapting the Southern Hemisphere approach toward World Cups a bit. So he was never likely to be around the next RWC factoring in injury record, age and competition there.

    And for Sean O'Brien - The man has broken his body so much that he deserves to get a big pension of 2/3 years over there. Sample a different life and well just have a new adventure.
     
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    He'll struggle to find a parking spot for the Massey in Landan town guv.
     
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    What's that meant to mean?

    I've been informed that he is a class player!
     
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    Fair play to Sean O'Brien. He's a terrific player who has the talent to earn a huge contract. He's only played 2400 minutes for Leinster over the last 6 seasons though so although he'll be missed, the province are used to playing without him.
     
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    Ulster need props badly. This would be a good move for them.

    On Sean O'Brien if he goes I hope he gets a proper sendoff if he goes. It would make sense for all parties but I'd be very sad to see him go. From a Leinster perspective one of our best ever players.

    For London Irish his injury record would definitely be a concern. But at the same time if they get him fit he could singlehandedly knock then up two or three places in the table.
     
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    Politely, watch your whore mouth please.
     
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    In fairness, it's a long shot, and it'll be blasphemy to some, but I actually think Sean O'Brien actually might have been slightly better than Noel Reid at certain points in his career.
     
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    Maybe, and I can't stress the word maybe enough, from 2008-2011.

    Ultimately one is going to the most successful club side in England and the other is going to be coached by Declan Kidney in a club that hopes ringfencing the top tier will eventually keep them there... Speaks volumes!

    I'll miss SOB massively as an Ireland fan, not so much as a Leinster fan because that has consisted of getting massively excited for his returns and sad when he breaks instantly. Not that I don't greatly appreciate what he's done for the club, we wouldn't have one back to back heinos without him and he's a bona fide club legend, it just feels like the time is right for him to move on.
     
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    At same time it will be a big physical presence lost of Fardy and Sean O'Brien at once
     
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