Back in Time to Face Pumas? Not Quite
Byline: SHANE MCGRATH
IRISH rugby got a much-needed boost with the sight of Sean O'Brien back in the cut and thrust of training with Leinster yesterday. However the Tullow tyro will not be making a miracle return in time to face Argentina this weekend.
His replacement in the national team, Peter O'Mahony, yesterday revealed the impatience driving Ireland's new Test stars -- and said Saturday's match is 'huge' for the men who want to succeed the Golden Generation. The flanker broke through last season alongside scrum-half Conor Murray, while the likes of Iain Henderson, Craig Gilroy and Richardt Strauss are part of an ambitious incoming group. And O'Mahony acknowledged the need to beat the Pumas at Aviva Stadium on Saturday, not just for crucial ranking points but for new players proving their worth. 'It's TURN TO PAGE 62, COL 4 '
return of stars Jonny Sexton and Tommy Bowe. Sexton's withdrawal from the match-day 23 just before Saturday's kick-off against Fiji caused alarm. …