Sean McMahon reports from Carton House
The main highlight from Ireland’s 54-7 thumping of Italy at Soldier Field on Saturday was without doubt Jordan Larmour’s blistering attacking performance.
Larmour scored three tries which all displayed his superb footwork and acceleration – this was also evident when he set up Luke McGrath for Ireland’s second try in the first half.
With Rob Kearney a fitness doubt ahead of Saturday’s clash with Argentina, many will look to Larmour to fill in for the stalwart and Garry Ringrose believes that the 21-year-old will keep his feet firmly on the ground despite lighting up the 80 minutes at the weekend.
“No, he wouldn’t get too carried away,” Ringrose told the media at Carton House this afternoon.
“He’s one of the more hard working guys out there and it’s great to see it pay dividends on the pitch so, his personality, he sticks with what works for him and works incredibly hard in training and is always working hard off the pitch and asking questions.
“I’ve no doubt that he’s going to keep going at that.”
Ringrose believes its often easy to forget how young Larmour is and that the 21-year-old is constantly learning game by game. However, he backs his Leinster teammate if he does get the nod this Saturday.
“Yeah [I would back him to step up]. He’d say it himself that each game is a learning experience for him because you forget how young he is. So he knows every game is almost bigger than the previous one he plays. I’ve no doubt he’d take full advantage of any opportunity he gets but he knows there is stuff to work on.
“He’d be the first person to say it, that’s the type of person he is. I think he’s someone who provides a huge amount of energy on and off the pitch, the training pitch, and obviously on match days. I don’t think anything would change selection wise with him.”
Ireland will announce their matchday 23 on Thursday.