WATCH: Peter O’Mahony’s Experience Shines Through In Vital Communication With Caelan Doris

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

Not done yet.

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony was out to prove a point last night in his first start for Ireland since the restart and boy did he do it.

The blindside flanker was an absolute nuisance as Ireland marched to a 32-9 win over Wales at the Aviva, making his presence felt at every opportunity.

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O’Mahony got stuck in at the breakdown on a number of occasions, looked to play in the loose and got his hands on the ball as much as possible. He also showed once again how important he is as that third option in the lineout.

But something that perhaps goes overlooked at times is his communication with the players around him. Fellow back-rower Caelan Doris was praised after the game for his incredible block down, chase and offload late on, but it never would have happened only for O’Mahony.

As pointed out by Munster Rugby video analyst, George Murray, it was O’Mahony who shouted at Doris to make sure he was in the right position to make the charge down. Brilliant leadership and great for Doris’ progression to learn from someone like O’Mahony.