Unfair to say Ireland play through Johnny Sexton too much - Jordan Larmour
"It is here... somewhere."
Jordan Larmour is sitting in his family home and talking to us from a room adorned with rugby memorabilia, framed pictures and medals. There, not far from his U16 hockey pictures, is the Six Nations winners' medal he won with Ireland - in Grand Slam style - in 2018.
"My dad is a big man for framing pictures and stuff of teams I have been on," Larmour explains. He is talking to an online gathering of media on the day a new two-part documentary, produced with Energia, is released.
Larmour's chat comes two days before the news broke, from Limerick, of a Munster Academy player testing positive for Covid-19 and six other players, who had been in close contact with him, being asked to self isolate. Leinster's match with Munster, on August 22, is set to go ahead despite that set-back and Larmour talks a little about the procedures in place at Leinster.
"First and foremost, every day we go in we have to fill out a questionnaire - how you're feeling, have you any symptoms and whatnot. Then rock up to Leinster, temperature checks. Some lads change out in the car. In the changing room, there is a space blocked off between so there's social distancing there. You're just in and out changing and get out.
"Same in the canteen where we get our food, it's two metres apart. In the gym, two metres apart, sanitise down all the equipment after you use it. Out on the pitch after we use the balls and the tackling pads and everything. It's all cleaned down and sanitised. I think Leinster have down a really good job. Credit to the backroom staff there. They're on top of it all."
Larmour jokes that although he may have improved his muscle mass, he has not gone full Bryson DeChambeau and bulked up to extreme levels. He also used the elongated break in the season to improve his game.
"During lockdown, nearly every day I was picking different skills to work on," he says. "I worked on all of them.
"Did a good bit of working on my kicking during the lockdown up at a field near my house. Did some high ball work. A lot of hand-eye coordination stuff. Just trying to keep that ticking over because it's an important skill to keep improving. When we came back into rugby, you didn't want to be starting from scratch again having not touched a rugby ball in however many weeks it was."
Now settling in as fullback with Leinster and Ireland, Larmour is asked if he is looking to step up more as a second playmaking option for both backlines. "You can always work on different things," he responds.
"Stepping up playing first receiver, second receiver - you can do that in training no bother. It's definitely something I've been working on in training. It's a bit different to when you're playing first or second receiver than when you're out on the wing or in the outside channels. It's definitely a skill I need to keep working on."