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The biggest stories in Irish rugby with our team of writers and experts, including Rúaidhrí O'Connor, Cian Tracey, Will Slattery, Sineád Kissane and Luke Fitzgerald. From breaking news to in-depth analysis, expert opinion and post-match comment we have every position covered.

From in-depth analysis to team news and post-match analysis we have every position covered.

The Left Wing Irish Independent

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    • 3.3 • 113 Ratings

The biggest stories in Irish rugby with our team of writers and experts, including Rúaidhrí O'Connor, Cian Tracey, Will Slattery, Sineád Kissane and Luke Fitzgerald. From breaking news to in-depth analysis, expert opinion and post-match comment we have every position covered.

From in-depth analysis to team news and post-match analysis we have every position covered.

    Ireland select squad for Springboks after a bad weekend for Leinster and Munster

    Ireland select squad for Springboks after a bad weekend for Leinster and Munster

    Leinster and Munster's URC semi-final defeats and Ireland's squad announcement were up for discussion on the latest episode of The Left Wing podcast.

    Ruaidhri O'Connor and Cian Tracey joined Luke Fitzgerald and Will Slattery to pick through a very disappointing weekend for Irish rugby.

    Luke says Leinster have major questions to answer after a third season without a trophy while Cian says that Munster got their team selection badly wrong for the semi-final loss to Glasgow.

    Andy Farrell has also named his Ireland squad for the tour to South Africa, and the lads are mixed on whether it is a strong enough selection to beat the Springboks.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 56 min
    Altitude and Warriors stand in the way of an all-Irish final

    Altitude and Warriors stand in the way of an all-Irish final

    Rúaidhrí O’Connor join Cian Tracey and Luke Fitzgerald to assess the chances of a Leinster v Munster decider in the URC.

    Leinster have logistical headaches and altitude to contend with as they travel to face the Bulls in Loftus Versfeld - Luke remembers how playing at such heights can impact your body.

    Meanwhile - Munster can make most of their partnerships; who Andy Farrell may pick to face the Springboks; should Simon Zebo get a call-up?
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Sam Prendergast's future, Munster's home advantage and Hugo Keenan's Sevens switch

    Sam Prendergast's future, Munster's home advantage and Hugo Keenan's Sevens switch

    Luke Fitzgerald and Will Slattery look ahead to the URC playoffs on the latest episode of The Left Wing podcast.
    Munster are in the box seat after securing top seeding with an exciting win over Ulster and the lads think the Thomond Park factor could see them defend their URC crown.
    Leinster will have to do it the hard way with a likely trip to South Africa if they beat Ulster in the quarter-finals, with the future of young out-half Sam Prendergast still a big talking point.
    Hugo Keenan's Sevens switch, Connacht's poor finish to the season and Ulster's resurgence under Richie Murphy are up for discussion too.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 56 min
    How did Leinster lose another Champions Cup final?

    How did Leinster lose another Champions Cup final?

    Luke Fitzgerald, Cian Tracey and Will Slattery break down Leinster's dramatic Champions Cup final defeat to Toulouse on the latest episode of The Left Wing podcast.

    Poor handling, bad decision making, and some heroic Toulouse defence saw the French side triumph in extra time.

    The lads discuss all the major talking points after Leinster's third successive Champions Cup final loss, including the pressure on Leo Cullen and attack coach Andrew Goodman, who is now taking up a role with Ireland.

    The URC is still in play for Leinster, but the question is whether they can bounce back from their latest heart-breaking defeat.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Heartbreak once again for Leinster - live reaction from Tottenham

    Heartbreak once again for Leinster - live reaction from Tottenham

    There was more Champions Cup final heartbreak for Leinster this weekend. They were beaten 31 points to 22 after extra time by Toulouse in an epic final at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London. Rúaidhrí O'Connor and Cian Tracey joined Sinéad Kissane to discuss another lost final for Leinster with Antoine Dupont producing a man-of-the-match performance to lead the French side to a sixth title.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    Reaction in Tottenham as Leinster and Toulouse name their squads

    Reaction in Tottenham as Leinster and Toulouse name their squads

    The stage is set for the first Champions Cup final between Leinster and Toulouse tomorrow in London. Leinster are going for their fifth title when they play the French side at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Rúaidhrí O'Connor and Cian Tracey joined Sinéad Kissane at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to discuss the team selections and give their final thoughts on what should be an epic game.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

Jhonkov ,

Too keen to talk

I only came onto this after Off The Ball went behind a paywall. Some good stuff but all the lads are tripping over each other to get their point in, and talking over each other consistently. Unprofessional and irritating.

Trishacos ,

Annoying

Are they a rugby podcast or a Leinster podcast

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One eyed

Hysterically myopic bordering on ridiculous.

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