Leinster’s high octane Larmour-Lowe axis doesn’t disappoint
Leinster backs light up the RDS as Glasgow put to the sword in Champions Cup rout
Leinster’s James Lowe scores a try against Glasgow. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho
The team selection whetted the appetite, the presence of Jordan Larmour and James Lowe in the Leinster backline for the Champions Cup clash with the Glasgow Warriors promised a cornucopia of attacking possibilities, pace, power, footwork and in the case of the New Zealander, rinky-dink sleight-of-hand that invariably draws gasps from the stands; even on occasion when it doesn’t quite come off.
They didn’t disappoint, particularly Lowe, who had a hand in several scores in a 55-19 victory while marking his European debut with a typically muscular and intelligent line in scoring a try of his own. Larmour’s portfolio in attack didn’t have the same flourishes as standout contributions in previous matches but there was still so much to admire.