There is a moment in the 37th minute of Saturday’s Six Nations match when Ireland are pouring forward into the England 22. Irish secondrow, Ian Henderson takes the ball into contact. Prop Cian Healy brings it on with hooker Dan Sheehan adding to Healy’s yards with a few England players on his back before Healy is on it again five yards out.
Then England concede a penalty. As they are gathering, scrumhalf Jamison Gibson-Park takes a quick tap with Irish players outside available to his right.
But it’s fullback Hugo Keenan he picks. Keenan has been standing back in central field watching as the play develops and decides to make his run, coming at pace between the other Irish options and hitting the pass with pinpoint timing and momen …