With arguably the most eye-catching display of his blossoming career, up-and-coming Leinster winger Jordan Larmour intensified the groundswell of hype building around him with a sparkling display in Round 13 of the Guinness PRO14.
The 20-year-old, who scored on debut as Leinster defeated the Dragons on the opening weekend of the season, was in stirring form once again as Leo Cullen’s side took on Ulster in an interpro derby last weekend – Larmour dotting down twice for the first time in his senior career.
Leinster kept the heat on Conference B leaders Scarlets by running out 38-7 winners against the Ulstermen and Larmour set the tone in just the sixth minute when he received the ball from Fergus McFadden before slickly sidestepping past Jacob Stockdale to grab the game’s opening try.
Barry Daly was next to go over for the hosts at the RDS Arena but his 16th-minute score was teed up by Larmour and the young wing almost grabbed another try on the stroke of half-time as he attempted to charge down Ross Byrne’s punt forward, only to be denied by a last-ditch tackle from Iain Henderson.
Leinster’s rising star wasn’t to be denied his second score, however and his crowning moment arrived in the 67th minute, with Larmour bursting over the line to finish after being superbly fed by Robbie Henshaw.
Larmour now has six tries in 12 appearances to his name as an impressive breakthrough campaign rumbles on.
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