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Garry Ringrose on the attack against France
After the retirement of the titanic Brian O’Driscoll, Ireland are looking for an outside centre. Fortunately, in Garry Ringrose they may have a tailor-made replacement. A Leinsterman like O’Driscoll, their province is far from the only similarity between the two players. Most impressively, Ringrose hunts tries when in the opposition 22. Like O’Driscoll, he is both powerful driving over from five metres and able to use deft hands to put others into space.
To complement his skills, Ringrose is also a good goal-kicker, slotting four conversions and a penalty against Fiji. Ringrose is a talented footballer and consistent performer who can be expected to fill a key position for Ireland over the coming years.
Verdict: Ringrose could be the perfect replacement for Brian O’Driscoll.