The making of a rugby all-rounder

Every single act from Josh van der Flier looks planned two moves ahead, probably because it was planned four or five

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
9th December, 2018
Van der Flier in action against New Zealand last monthINPHO

It’s the organisation. When all the other facets of Josh van der Flier’s game are put together, that’s the only real explanation for the impact of the Leinster and Ireland back row.

In the breakdown, he is industrious yet disciplined, doing the small jobs necessary to compete with the best in the world, yet never looking as visibly obvious as a Sean O’Brien or Shane Jennings before him....

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