As the hype train continuously threatens to get the better of Irish rugby fans and media alike, Joey Carbery simply continues to play ball.
The 20-year-old Blackrock College graduate lit up the RDS once more in Leinster's steam-rolling of Castres in the Champions Cup last weekend, and one generous individual - namely
Observatoire Béarnais on Youtube - has compiled the highlights from the Kiwi-born 10's performance.
The three-minute video encapsulates precisely why the Irish rugby public are so excited about the Clontarf man, with his passing ability, game management, freakish sidestep and 'solid defence for a small guy' on display throughout.
Joey Carbery Highlights
His Clontarf captain Ben Reilly told The 42 back in March:
He’s a special player. Look, I’ve been playing AIL for about 10 years and I’d say he’s up there with the most talented players I’ve played with. He’s a different class.
He has time on the ball, he’s got an unbelievable step, he reads the game well. It’s changed the way we attack. He takes the ball to the line very well.
He showed much of that and more last weekend, and while at just 20 his ability to control a high-level game from 10 is only now beginning to develop, it's his raw ability - the EA Sports Rugby 08 double-step and ability to break the gain-line - which has Leinster and Ireland fans rubbing their hands together in anticipation.
Yes, he needs time. He's a young player with endless bags of potential to fulfil. But while he's currently performing well, it's perfectly fine to enjoy what he's producing on the pitch.