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Watch: Jordan Larmour On Dealing With Adversity & Leinster Intensity

Jordan Larmour is one of the most exciting prospects in not only Ireland but World Rugby, such is the excitement he brings to the game.

Larmour had a stellar breakthrough year in 2018. He was part of Ireland’s Grand Slam winning side, he collected a European and Domestic double with Leinster and played his part in Ireland’s famous win over the All Blacks in November.

Last year also saw Larmour pick up the Guinness PRO14 Young Player Of The Year, as well as being nominated for World Rugby’s Breakthrough Player of 2018.

After a strong performance over Toulouse last weekend, Jordan Larmour continues to develop into a key member of the Leinster backline. Since he burst onto the professional rugby scene and with his career clearly on an upward trajectory, it’s hard to imagine the 21-year-old with anything other than a bright future, but that wasn’t always the case.

In the second of a three-part miniseries created by Energia, Official Energy Partner of Leinster Rugby, Larmour tells of the intensity within Leinster training sessions and how that has resulted in such a winning culture.

“The training sessions, they can get intense sometimes because everyone just wants to get the best out of each other.

“Everyone is working towards the same goal which is winning”

Larmour also about the adversities he had to overcome as a teenager and the pressures of a career in high performing professional sport.

“I was in fifth year, I did my ACL so I was out for about a year…When I was coming into Leinster I had an ankle injury. It just wasn’t getting better so I had the surgery…It’s hard when you’re out for a long time.”

“Standards and pressure is what you need in a winning environment. The pressure can be a good thing. But if you put too much pressure on yourself, you might go into your shell, you might get too nervous. I’m still trying to find the right balance.”

You can watch the full first episode of The Power Behind Jordan Larmour below:

 

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