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Emerging Ireland: The Leadership Group

The Emerging Ireland squad produced some impressive performances in the recent Toyota Challenge in Bloemfontein.

34 players were part of this investment in player development and a young leadership group was tasked with gelling the group together, both on and off the field.

The Emerging Ireland leadership group consisted of Max Deegan (captain against the Griquas and Cheetahs), Cian Prendergast (captain against the Pumas), Jack Crowley, Shane Daly, Scott Penny and Joe McCarthy.

Below are the thoughts of Emerging Ireland head coach Simon Easterby and the leadership group on what was delivered and how they have benefitted from the experience: