Exciting Jordan Larmour leads the new generation of Ireland whiz-kids | Robert Kitson

Leinster full-back will make his European debut against Glasgow on Sunday and is one of a number of rising stars who should make Ireland a potent force at the 2019 World Cup

The name Jordan Larmour sounds like a throwback to Hollywood’s golden age. Either that or a glamorous, slightly impulsive character from a novel by F Scott Fitzgerald or PG Wodehouse. To anyone who has seen Leinster play lately, however, it is synonymous with excitement. The past two months could just be the prelude to the most compelling era in modern Irish rugby history.

The 20-year-old Larmour has already scored two sensational tries against Munster and Ulster, prompting comparisons with a youthful Jason Robinson or Christian Cullen. Premature, perhaps, but the acceleration and extravagant stepping ability off both feet merit the hype. And here’s the thing: the full-back is far from a solitary shiny emerald. Ireland have any number of classy young players: Gary Ringrose, Joey Carbery, Jacob Stockdale, Jack Conan, James Ryan, Dan Leavy, Josh Murphy, Andrew Porter, Luke McGrath … add in proven Lions such as Conor Murray, Johnny Sexton, Tadhg Furlong, Cian Healy, Iain Henderson and Robbie Henshaw and the possibilities are obvious.

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