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Pretty much everyone has given up on French rugby. Even when they are not sacking their national coach or having their national training centre raided by police investigating the alleged activities of Bernard Laporte, president of http://www.officialdiamondbacksshop.com/authentic-21-zack-greinke-jersey.html the French Federation, Les Bleus are still widely seen as a shambles. And yet, when it comes to promising young players, France possess two of the most dazzling diamonds in the tournament in the form of Matthieu Jalibert, their new 19-year-old whiz-kid of a fly-half, and Sekou Macalou, a 22-year-old back-row who makes even Maro Itoje appear sluggish.
The gifted Jalibert has the full palate of skills but it could just be the marginally more experienced Macalou who gives Ireland most trouble in round one. Big, strong, athletic and mobile, the flanker shone against the All Blacks in the autumn and is the latest impressive talent to emerge from the tough Parisian banlieues. France have some exceptional individual talent; it simply needs harnessing.
Jordan Larmour (Ireland): It remains to be seen whether the 20-year-old is lobbed straight into the fray against France in Paris on Saturday but the solitary uncapped player in the Irish squad will undoubtedly feature at some stage. He possesses pace and acceleration as well as naughty feet and, having played hockey for Ireland at age-group level, looks to be precisely the kind of grounded, versatile athlete every national head coach yearns for. When even the great Brian O’Driscoll is excited about the potential of an emerging hopeful he clearly has a half-decent future, even if Schmidt chooses to introduce him gradually.
“He comes off both feet and has so much confidence with ball in hand; you want him to continue doing that but to evolve the rest of Womens Ray Nitschke Jersey his game, too,” O’Driscoll says. With Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale also threatening to sharpen Ireland’s cutting edge, there is all sorts of green-shirted potential behind the scrum while at No 8 Jack Conan is another Six Nations rookie set to make a significant impression.
Anyone who followed the progress of the GB Sevens team at the 2016 Rio Olympics will testify to the energy the uncapped Davies offers to any squad http://www.footballbillsofficialshop.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_ADOLPHUS_WASHINGTON_JERSEY.html in which he is involved. He does not always look like an elite athlete but the proof of his effectiveness is there for all to see; his back-row Jordan Matthews Womens Jersey contribution played a key part in Scarlets’ Pro14 success last year and, since recovering from shoulder surgery, their positive European Cup campaign this season. It will be interesting to see if Warren Gatland trusts the evidence of his own eyes in training; while Josh Navidi went extremely well in the autumn, the absence of the injured Sam Warburton, Dan Lydiate and Toby Faletau has opened an assortment of alternative back-row scenarios.
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