Ireland suffer Rugby World Cup injury blow as Sean O’Brien is ruled out


• Leinster flanker out for six months with hip injury• O’Brien joins Dan Leavy in missing tournamentIreland’s Rugby World Cup hopes have suffered a blow with the news that flanker Sean O’Brien will miss the tournament in Japan with a hip injury, his club Leinster said on Sunday.Leinster announced on Sunday that O’Brien, who missed their Pro14 final victory over Glasgow, will undergo surgery and faces six months out. Dan Leavy, O’Brien’s back-row colleague for club and country, was ruled out of the tournament with a serious knee injury last month. Related: Premiership clubs agree early release …

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