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‘He thought he was too young… he did a few drills and Hugh said, ‘he’s starting on Saturday for the seniors’’

In a world where size matters, Trinity and Leinster lock Joe McCarthy is standing out from the crowd and is ready to make a big impact in New Zealand

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Trinity and Leinster lock Joe McCarthy is ready to make a big impact in New Zealand. Photo: Sportsfile

Trinity and Leinster lock Joe McCarthy is ready to make a big impact in New Zealand. Photo: Sportsfile

Trinity and Leinster lock Joe McCarthy is ready to make a big impact in New Zealand. Photo: Sportsfile

HE IS a young man with an infamous name. This month in New Zealand, young Joe McCarthy could be about to make it his own.

In a world where size matters, the 21-year-old has been blessed with a most untypical frame for a young Irishman. Standing 6ft, 6ins (1.98m) and weighing in just shy of the 120kg (18st, 8lbs) magic number that coaches look for in their tighthead locks, he has all the attributes to make a big impact.


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