Ireland scrum-half Luke McGrath has heaped praise on teammate Jordan Larmour and stated that he’s “getting better and better”.
Larmour has been in brilliant form for Leinster this season both in the Guinness PRO14 and the Champions Cup and made his international Test debut against Italy last weekend.
The 21-year-old certainly made a good impression, scoring a try after a blistering run and setting up another for Luke McGrath.
“He’s a freak. I get the opportunity to see him do that the whole time in training. Some of his tries, the one at the end was incredible. He set me up for one as well; he can do it all”, McGrath said.
“He’s a player, it’s scary to think how young he is and the potential he could fulfill. He will keep the head down and keep going but he is definitely one to watch.”
Larmour’s skill, trickery and pace are a nightmare for defenders and the Leinster man was recently nominated for World Rugby Breakout Player of the Year.
“He has such good feet, he can attack from everywhere. He can also kick.
“He carries that threat that if you do kick poorly to him he will run it back and make yards.
“He can step off both feet which is a huge talent. He puts any one-on-one defenders in trouble.”
McGrath said that Larmour’s energy is a key factor in what makes him such a good player.
“He’s getting more confidence with more game time.
“He’s like a constant battery, he’s so much energy, he can’t stop moving.
“You look at him on the pitch and he is like that, he always wants to get the ball, he’s always talking to you, the scrumhalf and 10. He wants to get the ball in his hands all the time.
“That’s incredibly exciting and it’s great to play with because it gives you options.
“Two-sided attack; he’s getting better and better and it’s going to be exciting to see where he goes.
McGrath was speaking to the media at Carton House ahead of Ireland’s next fixture against Argentina on Saturday at 18:30 at the Aviva Stadium.