CORK has another Irish international after Rory Scannell made his debut for Ireland against the USA Eagles in their 55-18 win over the Americans on Saturday.
The season continues to get better for the younger of the Scannell brothers, who has been Munster’s go-to player in the centre this season, and he joined his older brother Niall as an international player when he came on as a half time sub for Joe Schmidt’s side.
Indeed it’s been a great season for the Scannell family, with Niall making his senior debut in the Six Nations Championships and he was one of the standout players for Schmidt’s side on Saturday.
To cap a great day for the Douglas brothers Niall crossed for his first international try in New Jersey.
Rory was delighted to win a first cap and it was even better to have the brother out there as well and said that he will learn a lot from the experience.
“There was quite a lot of unforced errors and we’ll learn a lot from that going into next week as it will be the same conditions over in Japan.
“It was a lot tougher than the scoreline suggested. It was a real physical clash and they kept coming at us.
"We dug deep for each other and it means a lot so it was good. I’m happy,” said the 23-year old.