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Brian O'Driscoll Sparks Debate With A Bold Suggestion For Ringrose's Ireland Future

Brian O'Driscoll Sparks Debate With A Bold Suggestion For Ringrose's Ireland Future
By Mikey Traynor Updated
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Leinster heaped even more misery on everyone involved with Munster rugby on Sunday evening as they came away from Thomond Park with a 7-24 victory, making it five successive losses for Anthony Foley's men.

The final score of the game (an intercept try from Zane Kirchner with the clock past 80 minutes) was pretty much a metaphor for Munster's performances in recent times, but the talking point as far as Leinster fans are concerned will no doubt be the impressive performance of young centre Garry Ringrose.

The UCD student has been subjected to the 'next Brian O'Driscoll' tag since he emerged as one of the finest talents in Irish rugby with his performances at U20 level, and after giving a nod of approval to Ringrose for his part in the opening try against Munster, O'Driscoll then made a bold suggestion after the final whistle:

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While a Henshaw-Ringrose partnership would certainly be exciting, to give the lad his senior debut against Wales in the Six Nations would really be putting him to the test early on. Then again, if anybody knows about giving a young centre a chance in the Six Nations early in their career..

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The idea has caused a bit of debate on twitter, diving opinion between those who feel that Ringrose is ready, and those who wish to proceed with caution, or even have other young stars in mind:

It's an interesting idea, for sure, but as many pointed out there is a lot of talent emerging at the position.

You would have to imagine that Ringrose will get a shot to make the 13 shirt his own at some stage, it's just a question of when.

Watch: Garry Ringrose Gets BOD Of Approval For Part In Wonderful Leinster Try Vs Munster

See Also: Rising Star Garry Ringrose Explains Why Size Isn't Everything At The Centre Position

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