Leinster’s Dan Leavy: ‘The culture here is all about winning’ | Paul Rees

The flanker has risen soared up the pecking order for Leinster and Ireland and has a chance to crown a memorable season with European glory against Racing 92

As Eddie Jones ponders his options at openside flanker for the summer tour to South Africa, England’s head coach could be excused for reflecting on Ireland, whose fourth choice in the position at the start of the season enjoyed a standout Six Nations and has spearheaded Leinster’s push to the European Champions Cup final.

Dan Leavy started the campaign with three caps, all off the bench, after making his debut against Canada in November 2016. He was behind Sean O’Brien, who had been an integral part of the British & Irish Lions’ drawn series in New Zealand, Josh van der Flier and Jordi Murphy, but injuries thrust a player who turns 24 this month into the limelight. He has yet to blink.

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