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Injury curse hits flanker O'Brien again

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Dublin (AFP)

Star Ireland flanker Sean O'Brien's injury jinx struck again at the end of the first-half of the one-off rugby union Test with Argentina at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

The 31-year-old -- one of the stand-out players of the British & Irish Lions' 1-1 Test series draw with world champions New Zealand last year -- went off holding his wrist in what was his first Test in almost a year.

O'Brien, who head coach Joe Schmidt said brought "contagious enthusiasm" to the squad and praised his stubbornness in continually coming back, missed both the Six Nations Grand Slam campaign and the 2-1 Test series victory over Australia due to hip and shoulder injuries.


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