Hot-shot Irish Duo Joey Carberry and Jordan Larmour – are they Ireland’s future?

Irish Rugby is currently riding high, sitting in first in the Six Nations table, fourth in the World Rankings and both Munster and Leinster have secured home valuable home quarter-finals in the Champions Cup.

The Green Army have all the more reason to be excited, thanks to a duo that have been plying their trade at Leinster throughout this season and the last, Joey Carberry and Jordan Larmour.

The pair have caught the eye of those who follow European Rugby and no doubt fans and players alike the world over will soon know of these two young magicians of the game.

Joey Carbery

Born in New Zealand, Carbery certainly possesses some southern hemisphere flare which has seen him light up the games he has been involved in with devastatingly quick-feet and a great ability to unlock the opposition defence.

He has been lacking game time this year due to injuries in the early stage of the season, which has held back his development. That coupled with the fact that Jonathan Sexton is above him in the pecking order at both club and country has not done the young outside half any favours in getting game time under his belt.

Nevertheless, in the game time that he has got for both Leinster and Ireland he has demonstrated all the hallmarks of a great international player in the making, with Brian O’Driscoll heaping praise on the Leinsterman.

Jordan Larmour

Leinster and Ireland have been blessed with having the talents of this man at their disposal as well this year, Jordan Larmour. The young, fresh-faced twenty-year-old has a brilliant understanding of where the space is on the rugby field and how best to utilise it.

If you kick loosely to the young man, you do so at your own peril. The speed and grace at which he glides across the grass is comparable to that of a Springbok, bouncing off the turf turning at speed to race away from those who are hunting him down.

You only have to look at his tries from distance against both Ulster and Munster to see how predatory his instincts are on the field and how deadly he can be with the ball in hand.

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