Flying winger Keith Earls has had an extremely busy NatWest 6 Nations with his contributions proving vital to Ireland’s successful Grand Slam winning campaign.
The 30-year-old was an ever-present on the Ireland flanks throughout the Championship making key contributions in attack and defence.
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His only try came in Ireland’s 56-19 win over Italy in round two as Bundee Aki made a break before feeding the Munster winger to dot down in the corner.
And while the match was already won by the 79th-minute, Earls commitment to the Joe Schmidt’s cause and his dedication to his team-mates was clear for all to see.
With winger Mattia Bellini in the clear for a breakaway try, Earls came from the opposite side of the pitch to make a crucial try-saving tackle and deny the Azzurri.
Earls influence was also felt against Wales as he made the initial break which led to Dan Leavy’s 44th-minute try in round three at the Aviva Stadium.