Munster star Jack Crowley is supported by his teammates to continue his impressive rise in form and growth in the game.
Crowley has been shining since leaving Emerging Ireland for South Africa and earned his first test cap against Fiji before starting against the Wallabies in Dublin a week later.
The midfielder has been in sublime form for Munster in the absence of Joey Carbery and many at the club see the young star as a future leader in their ranks.
“He’s been unreal this year, this trip to Emerging Ireland has been just unbelievable for him,” defender Shane Daly told The Independent. “The way he was able to take a leadership role, he was able to bring that to Munster as well.
“So it’s not just the things you see on the pitch, he speaks out in meetings and conveys his thoughts.
“His confidence level has grown and grown since this tour and he proves it week after week. It was great to see a guy like that really develop. His cap was well deserved, we were delighted to see it.
Crowley can try again at the test level at the Six Nations with captain Johnny Sexton in a race against the clock to prepare for the tournament.
Munster forwards coach Andi Kyriacou has confirmed Crowley’s leadership value and is delighted to see the star perform confidently.
“He likes it a lot, he’s definitely one of the guys we’re looking for as a future leader and we need to help him out,” Kyriacou said.
“He’s still a young man, he needs to develop and learn how to lead.
“He is very well liked and respected in the group and you can see from the way he plays he is full of confidence at the moment so yes he is doing great and will continue to develop.
“He’s such a young lad at the moment and it’s important that we as coaches and other senior players in the group continue to help him.”
Munster welcomes the Lions to Ireland this week for the United Rugby Championship and will be looking to add another win to their tally after a dramatic win over Ulster for the last time.
Kyriacou praised number eight Gavin Coombes, who was sublime on the night, scoring a whopping 24 leads against Ulster.
“Gav is an extremely important player for us. He was incredibly mature in the way he dealt with things, had good feedback from national coaches and is working hard on his game,” said Kyriacou.
“He hasn’t unwrapped it at all, he has huge aspirations to get back to camp so we just focused him on his performances and playing how to add value to the team system and he’s doing that.
“His physicality is amazing and gives us a powerful way forward (the ball) and he has worked so hard on his set piece. He’s made great strides in the last few weeks.
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