Gordon D’Arcy: Dan Leavy’s rise a testament to his preparation

Bringing your best to the match-day arena is the sole objective of any training method

Dan Leavy: his performances have been sensational both for Leinster and Ireland. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dan Leavy: his performances have been sensational both for Leinster and Ireland. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I never really trained with Dan Leavy but I did spend a special season alongside Rocky Elsom. If there is a correlation between their methods, as Johnny Sexton joked on the pitch after Leavy dominated against Saracens, then everyone in Leinster will have adjusted by now.

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