The Leinster youngster is taking part in his first Ireland camp this week.
Hugo Keenan is being touted as the man who'll replace Jordan Larmour.
Larmour has been ruled out of Ireland’s entire autumn campaign with a dislocated shoulder.
Leinster say the full-back will undergo a procedure this week, and haven’t placed a timeframe on his recovery.
Ryan Baird is also a doubt for the games with Italy and France after sustaining an adductor injury.
La Rochelle head coach Ronan O’Gara’s says Keenan is the ideal solution at international level: