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Watch: Garry Ringrose's First Ireland Try Bore An Uncanny Resemblance To...You Know

Watch: Garry Ringrose's First Ireland Try Bore An Uncanny Resemblance To...You Know

Brian O'Driscoll's inaugral Six Nations in 2000 birthed an Irish rugby legend.

A hat-trick during a historic win in Paris saw many Irish fans donning 'In BOD We Trust' t-shirts for the remainder of the tournament, and the Blackrock boy never looked back.

Heralded as a potential heir since his own spell in the same school, Garry Ringrose's own emergence has perhaps been put under the microscope more so than any other young Irish talent in recent years. The casual Irish rugby fan will tell you he's The Second Coming, where pundits and scribes remain more tentative - keen not to burden his development with such expectation.

But Ryle Nugent just couldn't hold it in any longer when the 21-year-old crossed the whitewash for his first international try against Australia, pre-empting his bombshell with an almost apologetic, "I'M JUST GOING TO SAY IT!"

The pace, the footwork, and most especially the low centre of gravity... Had it ocurred in Paris, Nugent may have had a Gary Neville 'incident'.

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But in fairness to RTÉ's rugby commentator, who's played his part as always in an exciting November, when you look back on that first O'Driscoll try in particular, it's difficult not to find a number of similarities.

You can make your own mind up below.

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No pressure, Garry.

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Gavan Casey
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Former handwriting champion. Was violently bitten by a pelican at Fota Wildlife Park in 2001.

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