Thankfully, Sean O'Brien did much more yesterday than punch Pascal Pape in the gut, enough to earn the Man of the Match award in fact.
Along with Peter O'Mahony, he turned over an insane amount of ball and was a constant menace in the breakdown tussle. Unhappily, one is certain to miss the match (and the one after that if there is one) while the other is almost certain to miss it.
At one stage, he even managed to force an error from Morgan Parra even while he was being cleared out by two French players. A difficult skill to execute by all accounts.
Sean O'Brien forces Parra mistake despite 2 Frenchmen clearing him out https://t.co/XGdNFVX97C
— Harpin' On Rugby (@HarpinOnRugby) October 12, 2015