Originally Posted by boynesider
No I'm not actually. I mean in overall play, he is capable of so much more than what he has been producing. Loads of kicks straight into touch, poor restarts and some suicide passes to teammates. Last night wasn't too bad, but against France and Wales it was a serious issue. Plenty of flashes of brilliance at the same time however and I'm sure he'll be a full international. He's just not showing the control and leadership you would want from your captain and most experienced player. Cathal Marsh on the bench is a special talent with the ball in hand and I would love to see him get a start, but I think his kicking game is probably holding him back.
I'd like to see Marsh get a chance although I can't see it happening this weekend before the England game.
Having watched the U20s a lot over the last few years I'd say Jackson is easily our most competent 10 since Keatley (at least). From what I've seen of Marsh I'd say the same of him too. It's good that Ireland is producing 10s again. What I've seen of Olding is reasonably promising as well but we'll probably see more of him next year.