Caelan Doris Focused on Personal Standards as He Heads into His First World Cup

Ireland backrower Caelan Doris is avoiding the media hype surrounding him as he prepares for his first Rugby World Cup. Despite being tipped to shine on the biggest stage in France, Doris is maintaining his focus on his own high standards and development.

The 25yearold has garnered significant attention recently, ranking highly on lists of rugbys top players and receiving praise from Ireland legend Brian ODriscoll. However, Doris believes there is still room for substantial improvement in his game.

He emphasized the importance of staying grounded and referenced former Ireland number eight Jamie Heaslips advice: If you get inflated, you get deflated.” Doris has learned to avoid media coverage and external expectations, choosing to focus on his own goals and performance.

Doris has been a key contributor to Ireland’s ascent to the top of the Test rankings, with several standout performances and man-of-the-match displays. He has showcased his versatility by playing in all three back-row positions.

Despite Ireland’s recent victories in warm-up matches, Doris acknowledges that they haven’t played their best rugby and believes there is room for improvement. However, he expressed confidence in the team’s belief as they approach their World Cup opener against Romania.

While Doris has experienced frustration at the club level with Leinster following consecutive European Champions Cup final losses, he is excited about the challenge of delivering his best performances on the world stage. He aims to make a significant impact in the upcoming weeks and relishes playing in big games.

Doris is determined to rise to the occasion during the Rugby World Cup, further solidifying his reputation as one of Ireland’s standout talents.