Ireland international Sean O'Brien will join London Irish from Leinster in December, following the conclusion of this year's World Cup.Ireland international Sean O'Brien will join London Irish from Leinster in December, following the conclusion of this year's World Cup.
The 31-year-old has been a stalwart at Leinster for over a decade and will once again link up with former Ireland head coach Declan Kidney at the Exiles, who are well-placed to return to the Premiership next season.
O'Brien, who won the most recent of his 54 Ireland caps in the Six Nations win over Scotland on Saturday, is a two-time British and Irish Lions tourist and has won four Champions Cup titles and two Pro 14 titles since joining Leinster in 2008.
"After speaking with Declan it was obvious the ambition London Irish have as a club," O'Brien said. "I'm keen to roll up the sleeves and use my experience to help re-establish London Irish as a top club in England.
"It's a club that's been around for a long time and there's an obvious connection to Ireland with some greats of Irish rugby having previously worn the jersey. For now my concentration remains solely with Leinster and Ireland but it's an exciting challenge that awaits."
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