Jacob Stockdale: Ireland's nomad at home on the wing
From schoolboy prodigy to try-scoring record breaker the Ireland wing is on the fast track
Jacob Stockdale runs past Blair Kinghorn to score his second try against Scotland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
There is an argument that the Jacob Stockdale’s striking self possession for one so callow in terms of Test match experience may be drawn from a slightly nomadic upbringing in which he had to adapt to a periodically changing environment.
It has been mirrored somewhat in his rugby career, moving from centre to fullback – he was a major contributor to Ireland reaching an Under-20 World Championship final – and then to wing, where he has accumulated try scoring records with impressive élan.