O’Brien the new centre of attention for Munster Rugby 

Sean O'Brien who has signed a two year deal with Munster Rugby.

MUNSTER Rugby has confirmed the signing of former Connacht centre Seán O’Brien who joins the province from Exeter Chiefs on a two-year deal. 

The 24-year-old Westmeath man has been playing with the Premiership outfit for the past two seasons and most recently started in the club’s Champions Cup round of 16 and quarter-final fixtures.

He previously featured for Connacht and lined out for the Ireland U20s in 2018, alongside current Munster players Diarmuid Barron, Jack Daly and Jack O’Sullivan.

Meanwhile, on the injury front, RG Snyman will follow the return to play protocols this week and is unavailable for Saturday’s game against Sharks in South Africa.

Diarmuid Barron (neck) has settled well and will return to full team training.

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Dave Kilcoyne will increase his training load and his availability will be determined later in the week. John Hodnett has recovered from his calf strain and returned to training.

Continuing to rehab are Paddy Patterson (knee), Niall Scannell (shoulder), Roman Salanoa (neck), Liam Coombes (thigh), Tadhg Beirne (ankle), Liam O’Connor (neck), Chris Moore (neck), Eoin O’Connor (shoulder), Paddy Kelly (head), Jack Daly (knee), Andrew Conway (knee).