Lions Pic of the Day: Dan Lydiate tries, and fails, to keep Sean O’Brien’s arse out of his face 8 years ago

Lions Pic of the Day: Dan Lydiate tries, and fails, to keep Sean O’Brien’s arse out of his face

The Welsh back row faced a mighty struggle in training today.

According to the Lions official website Sean O’Brien is 6’2 and weighs in at 16 stone 7lb. That’s a lot of man right there and he isn’t called the Tullow Tank for nothing.

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With the Lions lineout not exactly firing on all cylinders thus far, it seems that the Leinster man may feature in the odd special move or two if these training shots are to be believed. If O’Brien is deployed in the lineout, we hope it works better in the game than it did in training.

Back row partner Dan Lydiate was the man tasked with lifting, and returning to Earth safely, and the Welsh flanker had a mighty struggle.

In a series of pics on INPHO, shot by Billy Stickland, Lydiate appears to lose control of the lift and only a massive show of strength prevents his face from becoming the resting place of SOB’s arse. His ear ends up taking the brunt of the O'Brien backside.

Lydiate and OBrien 2

OBrienSean on Lydiate

Lydiate and OBrien 3

At least O’Brien held onto the ball...

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