This guy is special. Jordan Larmour was on absolute fire tonight, grabbing three tries in Ireland's 54-7 vicotory over Italy in Chicago. The Leinster man had never scored a try for his country before this game, but he put on an absolute clinic in how to finish.
The first half of the match was poor to say the least, with a lack of atmosphere coupled with a lack of quality on the pitch making for a poor spectacle. Ireland took a 14-7 lead into half-time, but Joe Schmidt could not have been happy with what he seen from his team.
The game burst into life in the second period however, and Larmour was the catalyst. He was awarded the man of the match award for his efforts, and it is not hard to see why.
This game really could act as a springboard for Larmour in a green jersey, and he has handed Joe Schmidt a real selection headache for the remainder of the November internationals. He is an absolute spark plug in attack, and is capable of producing moments of magic that could swing a game.
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) November 3, 2018
All three of his tries were excellent, but the third was definitely the pick of the bunch.
With 80 minutes on the clock Larmour picked up the ball inside his own half. He showed some absolutely incredible footwork to beat a multitude of Italian defenders and score one of the most jaw-dropping tries we have seen in a while. Take a look:
— eir Sport (@eirSport) November 3, 2018
Tadhg Beinre also made his case for a starting berth this month, grabbing two tries of his own in the comfortable victory. He was very impressive in the breakdown and with the ball in hand, and looks almost undroppable at this stage.
The depth of the Irish squad has been much heralded in recent weeks, and that was fully on display tonight. While Italy faded badly in the second half, it is encouraging to see such an inexperienced Ireland team put in such a dominant showing.