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Ireland star sanctioned over ‘incident of inappropriate behaviour’

The IRFU has revealed it has sanctioned Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien following its investigation into ‘an incident of inappropriate behaviour’ last month.

In a statement, the IRFU says the player ‘has expressed his deep regret’ and he has been sanctioned ‘in line with the provisions of his contract.’

“The IRFU have investigated an incident of inappropriate behaviour by a player which occurred on 26th May 2019,” the statement, released to The42, read.


“The player has expressed his deep regret and has been sanctioned in line with the provisions of his contract. The player has apologised to the individual involved. The IRFU, and the player, regret any upset that this incident has caused.”

O’Brien, who is due to move to London Irish next season, urinated on a member of the public in the packed pub where members of the Leinster squad were celebrating their end of season success. Details of the incident were shared widely on social media.

Earlier in a separate incident that weekend, a Leinster Academy player needed hospital treatment after being knocked out by a punch from former prop forward Stan Wright.

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