Jordan Larmour Set For Ireland Debut Against Italy
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New kid on the block.
Leinster prodigy Jordan Larmour is in line to make his Ireland Test debut this weekend against Italy at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
The youngster has lit up the PRO14 this season, and was rewarded with a first call-up by Joe Schmidt to the senior side for the Six Nations. With Andrew Conway still out injured this weekend, Larmour is set for a spot on the bench at the very least.
Larmour started both of his Leinster’s last two European Champions Cup games and has scored six tries in his 14 games with the province to date. When asked if Larmour was ready to make his debut this weekend, skills and kicking coach Richie Murphy said:
“He is very close to being ready.”
“He has come in over the last couple of weeks and done very well,”
“He’s learning very quickly. It is just a matter of whether it is right this week or not and that will come down to the selection process but we are not looking at him and saying ‘he’s not ready’.”
Should Larmour start this weekend, or is a place on the bench enough? Where should he play? Wing or fullback? Sound off in the comments.