Ireland are currently looking good for the win against France in the Six Nations clash in Dublin and an obvious key to this has been Conor Murray's first half try. But what many might not have noticed was the role Ireland centre Garry Ringrose played in the lead-up to Murray's score. One man who did notice however was Brian O'Driscoll, who was on pundit duty for ITV:
If you just keep an eye on Garry Ringrose. It's a great carry from Henshaw, but it's the centres together. Joe Schmidt is big on a thing called 'barrelling', which is someone that clears out the left hand side of the ruck and someone that clears out the right. The difficulty from that scrum is, who's gonna clear out the left hand side? Garry Ringrose comes in and almost wins that ruck single-handedly, it's a brilliant clearout with a little bit of help from Sean O'Brien. He leaves the ball on a platter for Conor Murray and it's an easy score for him to get in.
It's really simple, effective rugby and it's just direct. Using the best of what they have there.
Watch BOD complimenting his young successor below: