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The rare mix of humility and talent of james Ryan marks him out as a prospective Ireland great, based on Simon Easterby.
Fast-rising lock Ryan faces the biggest game of his Test career on Saturday when Ireland take on Samoa bid to secure a World Cup spot.
The 23-year-old includes Leinster team-mate Dan Leavy to thank you for your own tongue-in-cheek nickname ofBig Cheese, however, forwards coach Easterby explains that in reality Ryan is just as far away as possible from anyLarge I Am character.
Easterby backed the 21-cap next row to split a Test career of renown that is true if he directs his nation or not, although ryan is being touted as a prospective Ireland captain.
Hes as being rather quiet but actually he is a true student of the game, said Easterby.
He works unbelievably hard on the bodily component, but certainly the psychological part of the sport also. There is noBig Im even though his nickname will indicate otherwise.
He is only a guy who will continue growing and will continue to direct, whether that is through having aC next to his name or only through his activities.
He will become one of the greats, I have no doubts about that.
Ryan made his Test debut before his bow Leinster, this was the faith in their fast-maturing lock of Ireland.
The sharp-witted youngster has stormed to strength and came from the bench in Ireland win within the United States.
He has come through the ranks, has not he? We plucked himI dont think hed even played a senior game for Leinster when we took him to the States to make his debut, Easterby said.
Maybe there were a few eyebrows raised during that. However he has not defeated.
He is a superb athlete. He is definitely on the right track currently. He works incredibly hard.
And I guess is that the baseline for any great player: which they have the raw talent and the capability but they also work exceptionally difficult. And hes got all three.

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