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Jamie Osborne Could Be A Six Nations Bolter After Performance In Gloucester Rampage

Jamie Osborne Could Be A Six Nations Bolter After Performance In Gloucester Rampage
By Michael Bolton Updated
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As Leinster made light work of Gloucester this afternoon, centre Jamie Osborne once again put in a top performance.

Osborne scored a brilliant individual try in the first half as Leinster cruised to 49-17 win in England, with the bonus point secured by half-time.

Further tries came from Jordan Larmour, Caelan Doris, Michael Ala'alatoa, Hugo Keenan, Ronan Kelleher and Josh Van Der Flier, but it was Jamie Osborne who grabbed the headlines.

With Robbie Henshaw, Ciarán Frawley and Charlie Ngatai injured, the 21-year-old has shone in their absence.

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His range of passing and quick feet provide a valuable weapon for Leo Cullen's side. While he has been a useful utility player for the province in recent season, Osborne has brought his performances to another level this season.

Jamie Osborne In Six Nations Plans?

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With Ireland attack coach Mike Catt and defence coach Simon Easterby in attendance at Kingsholm, there was no better time for Jamie Osborne to put in this display.

With Ireland's first Six Nations game against Wales on February 4th, the squad is set to be announced this week.

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In a World Cup year, Ireland once again face the dilemma of prioritising winning a title, or experimenting players and systems ahead of September.

One area that could be of concern is centre. Robbie Henshaw is facing a race to be fit, while Bundee Aki and Stuart McCloskey are currently off form.

One player that could be worth taking the risk on is Jamie Osborne, who has formed a solid partnership with Garry Ringrose. Not only that, but Osborne can also play across the backline, with impressive displays on the wing and at full-back.

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Osborne was involved with the Emerging Ireland squad and played against New Zealand 'A', so he has impressed Ireland coaches in the past.

It could be an interesting squad announcement that awaits.

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