Sir Clive Woodward’s four Six Nations players to watch

3. James Ryan (Ireland)

Age: 24 Caps: 32 Tries: 3

Woodward said: “As with Maro Itoje, Ryan has quickly become Ireland’s totem pole player and as with Itoje it’s probably only a matter of time before the captaincy comes his way. The epitome of the modern day lock – tall, lean but strong, athletic and industrious in every department of the game. Has also got that hard edge that every great Test lock needs.”

DID YOU KNOW? He is the Great Grandson of Irish Politician and Easter Rising Revolutionary James Ryan

James Ryan,


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