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Leinster's James Lowe forgets teammate's name in amusing press conference

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Leinster star James Lowe gave an entertaining press conference following the club’s win over Scarlets on Saturday night.

Both teams were forced to play various fringe players as a lot of big names are currently on international duty at the Six Nations.

Lowe, who scored two first-half tries to help Leinster win 20-13, also grabbed headlines by forgetting the name of back row Will Connors, one of the youth players in the squad.

"A few of those young guys, I mean [Ciaran] Frawley, today he played 60 odd minutes,” he said. “He played very well, he was a little bit out of position in terms of what he's used to but he did everything that he needed to do; he made some important tackles, passed when he needed to pass - credit to him.

"What's Porridge's name? Porridge, yeah our reserve seven, I only really know him by his nickname. 

"I've got to learn a lot of names. Will! Will! Man, he...yeah, hey, I don't know if he knows my name either. So, it's sweet."

Skip to 1:20 in the video below to see:

Despite humorously forgetting Connors’ name, Lowe was full of praise for the young players who have been given an opportunity in recent weeks: "We've got a lot of young fellas coming in. I guess a lot of the academy has been training with us full time for the last couple of weeks.

"It doesn't matter who comes down from that international set-up, they've got to catch back up to us. We're there just doing work and being the best that we can. 

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"If we get internationals back, it's awesome,” he added. “If not, we've got boys who step up week in, week out through this Six Nations period."

The New Zealander Lowe only linked up with the province in November, but Leinster's players are already speaking of him as a leader in the squad.

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