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Sexton Makes Touching Gesture As Sean O'Brien Heads Towards The Exit Door

Sexton Makes Touching Gesture As Sean O'Brien Heads Towards The Exit Door

Leinster are PRO14 champions for the second year running after a hard fought win over Glasgow Warriors this evening.

It was a physical encounter between two well-drilled sides, with the testing Celtic Park weather conditions also having a major impact. While Glasgow battled until the very end, Leinster's experience would tell. They saw the game out expertly, despite conceding a try late on to make things a little bit nervy.

It caps off what has been a very strong season from the Irish province, and it would have been incredibly harsh were they to end the campaign trophyless.

They were presented with the trophy on the pitch after the game, with captain Johnny Sexton given the honours. However, he would hand the silverware over to Sean O'Brien, allowing him to hoist it in what would be his last act as a Leinster player.

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Great to see. O'Brien missed out on today's game due to injury, meaning he has made his last appearance for Leinster. He will join London Irish after the autumn World Cup.

This is a nice touch from Sexton, ensuring that O'Brien ends his illustrious Leinster career on a high note. I'm sure he will enjoy celebrating with his teammates one final time over the coming days.

SEE ALSO: Player Ratings As Leinster Finish With Season Success In World Cup Teaser

Gary Connaughton

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