Tight calf rules Lions back-rower out of Pro12 semi-final

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has confirmed that British & Irish Lions back-rower Seán O’Brien is a late withdrawal from their matchday 23 to face the Scarlets in Friday evening’s Pro12 semi-final at the RDS.

Cullen confirmed that O’Brien is suffering from a minor calf injury and the big decision was made not to risk the injury further.


If O’Brien’s injury were to worsen, England’s James Haskell would be the bookies favourite to join Warren Gatland’s 41-man squad.

Leinster: Joey Carbery; Adam Byrne, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, Isa Nacewa (capt); Johnny Sexton, Luke McGrath; Jack McGrath, James Tracy, Tadhg Furlong; Ross Molony, Hayden Triggs; Rhys Ruddock, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.
Replacements: Richardt Strauss, Cian Healy, Michael Bent, Devin Toner, Dan Leavy, Seán O’Brien, Jamison Gibson-Park, Zane Kirchner.
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