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Watch: Craig Casey & Gavin Coombes Put On An Absolute Show In Zebre Win

Watch: Craig Casey & Gavin Coombes Put On An Absolute Show In Zebre Win
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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These lads have massive futures ahead of them.

There are some supremely back rows coming through in Irish rugby at the moment, but very few of them have the same potential as Gavin Coombes.

The 23-year old has a remarkable knack of popping with a try for his side, something that has been a big plus for Munster in recent times.

He was at it again this evening, scoring a remarkable four tries in his side's win over Zebre. His teammate Craig Casey, a player that those in Irish rugby are right incredibly excited about, would contribute a pair two tries himself.

In the end, Munster would run out comfortable 54-11 winners in Italy.

Casey's opening try was the second of the game, with the scrum half sneaking in at the corner after a well worked set-piece move.

His also showed fantastic initiative to support Chris Farrell for his second of the game, not assuming that the centre would finish the move himself.


Dare we say it was even a little bit Antoine Dupont like.


Coombes also impressed in that first period, with this tap and go try being the highlight.

In fact, Coombes would end the game with a remarkable personal tally of four tries.


His record for Munster isn't half bad.

With a number of Irish players on duty with the Lions this summer, both Casey and Coombes are likely to be given an opportunity in Ireland's upcoming games against Japan and the USA.

At 22 and 23-years old respectively, they are set to have a big say on the country's fortunes for a number of years to come.

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