Sean O'Brien: Outstanding Itoje should captain the Lions in South Africa

Brian Moore's Full Contact Rugby

By The Telegraph

Sean O'Brien: Outstanding Itoje should captain the Lions in South Africa

Monday, 9 November

With the 2020 Six Nations finally put to bed, our attention now turns to the upcoming Autumn Nations Cup, a five week tournament featuring the teams from the Six Nations alongside Georgia and Fiji.

Alongside Brian this week to discuss the upcoming series as well as his stellar career for Ireland, Leinster and the British and Irish Lions is London Irish back row Sean O'Brien.

Sean talks Brian through his career and unfamiliar route into rugby, his relationship with the likes of Michael Cheika and Joe Schmidt and the horrible impact injuries have had on his career including a hip operation which forced him to miss ten months of action, including the Rugby World Cup in 2019.

We also get Sean's memories of two Lions tours in 2013 and 2017 where he scored one of the most memorable tries in test match history and how he thinks next year's tour in South Africa is shaping up.

We also answer your questions as ever and take a look at some of the work being done at grassroots level around the country in association with the Mitsubishi Volunteer programme.

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