Ireland and Leinster's Sean O'Brien sidelined with hip injury and set to miss Rugby World Cup

Sean O'Brien
Sean O'Brien

Ireland flanker Sean O'Brien will miss this autumn's Rugby World Cup after Leinster confirmed he is set to undergo hip surgery.

O'Brien, who will swap PRO14 champions Leinster for London Irish later this year, faces up to six months on the sidelines.

An injury update issued on Leinster's official website read: "Unfortunately (head coach Leo) Cullen has confirmed that back row Sean O'Brien - who lifted the PRO14 trophy yesterday in Celtic Park on behalf of the 57 Leinster players that had competed over the 23 game domestic season - will undergo surgery in the next few weeks for a hip injury and as a result will be ruled out of action for up to six months.

"As a result he has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup in Japan."

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read

Gareth Jones predicts the outcome of the Rugby World Cup quarter finals1

World Cup: Quarter-final predictions

After successfully predicting the majority of the Rugby World Cup pool stage outcomes, Gareth Jones looks ahead to the knockout stages.

Check out the latest daily tipping preview2

Wednesday's racing preview

Grace And Danger can finally hit the mark in Listed company at Bath, according to Anita Chambers - she has a tip for every race.

Sporting Life's NAP of the day3

Daily Nap: Yes Chef!

Ben Linfoot heads to Kempton Park for the Sporting Life Daily Nap on Wednesday with one of Jim Boyle's fancied to prevail.

David De Gea: Manchester United goalkeeper limps off in Spain's Euro 2020 qualifier with Sweden4

De Gea limps off in Spain clash

David De Gea could be a doubt for Man United's clash with Liverpool after suffering an injury while in action for Spain.

Tarnawa looks underestimated for Dermot Weld
5

Champions Day: The big questions

Ben Linfoot answers 10 questions ahead of QIPCO British Champions Day and finds himself striking a bet in the Fillies & Mares Stakes at a double-figure price.

Most Read

Gareth Jones predicts the outcome of the Rugby World Cup quarter finals1

World Cup: Quarter-final predictions

After successfully predicting the majority of the Rugby World Cup pool stage outcomes, Gareth Jones looks ahead to the knockout stages.

Check out the latest daily tipping preview2

Wednesday's racing preview

Grace And Danger can finally hit the mark in Listed company at Bath, according to Anita Chambers - she has a tip for every race.

Sporting Life's NAP of the day3

Daily Nap: Yes Chef!

Ben Linfoot heads to Kempton Park for the Sporting Life Daily Nap on Wednesday with one of Jim Boyle's fancied to prevail.

David De Gea: Manchester United goalkeeper limps off in Spain's Euro 2020 qualifier with Sweden4

De Gea limps off in Spain clash

David De Gea could be a doubt for Man United's clash with Liverpool after suffering an injury while in action for Spain.

Tarnawa looks underestimated for Dermot Weld
5

Champions Day: The big questions

Ben Linfoot answers 10 questions ahead of QIPCO British Champions Day and finds himself striking a bet in the Fillies & Mares Stakes at a double-figure price.

Racing Tips

Check out the latest daily tipping preview

Wednesday's racing preview

Grace And Danger can finally hit the mark in Listed company at Bath, according to Anita Chambers - she has a tip for every race.

Sporting Life's NAP of the day

Daily Nap: Yes Chef!

Ben Linfoot heads to Kempton Park for the Sporting Life Daily Nap on Wednesday with one of Jim Boyle's fancied to prevail.

Check out the latest daily racing preview

Tuesday's racing preview

Anita Chambers is keen on the chances of Last Surprise at Leicester on Tuesday - read her full preview and tips here.

Next Race Off

08:15 Hyderabad
5
(2)
Kionia
J: Afroz Khan
2
(5)
Linewiler
J: R Ajinkya

Football Tips

Our best bets for Tuesday's Euro 2020 Qualifying action

Euro 2020: Tuesday's preview & tips

The latest international break comes to an end on Tuesday and Tom Carnduff picks out his best bets - all at prices of odds-against.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette celebrate a goal for Arsenal in Valencia

Sporting Life Tipping Record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in October 2019.

All of Sporting Life's current best bets across a range of sports

Our best bets

Check out Sporting Life's best bets across racing, football and more.