Tuesday 6 December 2016

Leinster's rugby's priceless tweets illustrate how far Garry Ringrose has come in such a short space of time

Published 29/11/2016 | 10:31

Garry Ringrose of Ireland scores his side's second try despite the tackle of Dean Mumm of Australia during the Autumn International match between Ireland and Australia at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Garry Ringrose of Ireland scores his side's second try despite the tackle of Dean Mumm of Australia during the Autumn International match between Ireland and Australia at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Garry Ringrose's meteoric rise was perfectly summed up by a pair of tweets sent from Leinster rugby's official account last night.

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Following a November series that saw the Leinster star almost make his first international appearance against the All Blacks in Chicago, make his debut against Canada, make an impact off the bench against the Kiwis at the Aviva and score his first Ireland try against Australia, the 21-year-old is one of the hottest properties in international rugby.

The 21-year-old burst onto the scene with Leinster last season and his style has been compared to the great Brian O'Driscoll.

He has bulked up considerably in the last 18 months as Joe Schmidt refused to fast-track him into the Ireland squad.

The extent of his rise through the ranks was illustrated by these tweets from Leinster showing a young Ringrose meeting Wallabie players for a photo in 2013 and scoring against them last weekend:



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