The young Munster scrum-half from Limerick has looked very impressive since getting his first run for Munster this year and is really pushing for a starting position in the Irish team now. Andy Farrell was quick to signal him out at today’s press conference pre Italy v Ireland in Rome on Saturday afternoon as massive game for Farrell and his men.
“He’s great. He’s like a sponge,” said Farrell in praise of the Munster scrum-half.
“He’s at the front of the class with his notepad the whole time, taking everything in. His attitude over the last few weeks has been infectious.
“I was impressed with his mature attitude. He would have been upset, and rightly so, for not getting any minutes in what he thought was going to be his debut against France.
“Then he goes back to Munster, dusts himself down, and plays really well in poor conditions in Edinburgh.”
— Sinéad Kissane (@sineadkissane) February 25, 2021