But then D'Arcy would be an example of someone who was better off for having a couple of seasons not involved with Ireland.dameshirleybassey wrote:Ahem... He was actually playing schools rugby for the Marist this time last season. Hopefully he'll have an Ireland start by the end of June as the earlier they get into the team the better. BOD is proof of this.Mulleh wrote:After watching Henshaw going through the system he wasn't all that great before he got his first Connacht cap. Looked good at club level for his age but nobody thought he had this sort of potential.
He absolutely exploded onto the team and has become on of our most exciting prospects! It's nuts, he was playing for bucs this time last year
The likes of Nagle should be overlooked at this stage imo. He has missed the boat through his own unwillingness to insist on game time, either at Munster or in the UK. Ireland need their locks to be able to complete with the likes of Joe Launchbury who is way ahead of Nagle and 4 years his junior.
There's no need for the IRFU or Ireland management to get involved with what Nagle is or isn't doing. That's for himself and his province, or whichever club he moves to next, to determine. If he doesn't make it into a first team somewhere, then maybe he just isn't good enough.