‘There’s A Freshness About The Group’ – Sean O’Brien

Written 3 years ago by Midlands Sport

Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien says the squad has been rejuvenated by the injection of new blood ahead of the start of the Six Nations this weekend.

Speaking to the media at Carton House this afternoon, O’Brien says the uncapped players and Munster’s CJ Stander in particular are settling in particularly well.

The ‘Tullow Tank’ believes new captain Rory Best has passed on ‘good messages’ to the younger members but admits that while it’s nice to ‘have a nice voice’ that former captain Paul O’Connell’s absence leaves a ‘void’ in the group that all the players need to step up to fill.

Ireland play Wales at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday afternoon (3pm kick-off)