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The Left Wing Irish Independent

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The Left Wing with Luke Fitzgerald has the best r…

    Ireland make history, Andy Farrell's contract situation and the rise of Josh van der Flier

    Ireland make history, Andy Farrell's contract situation and the rise of Josh van der Flier

    On the final Left Wing podcast of the season, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Rúaidhrí O'Connor to reflect on Ireland's historic series win in New Zealand.

    Ireland's composure and style of play impressed the lads the most and Josh van der Flier stood out as the key man amid a huge number of heroic performers.

    With Andy Farrell's contract set to run until the 2023 World Cup, should the IRFU move now to offer him a new contract?

    Luke and Rud go over areas where Ireland can improve to ensure next season is one to remember, while they agree that a few players need regular game time to maximise their talent.

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    • 52 min
    The Left Wing Live: Reaction & Analysis from Wellington to Ireland’s famous series win

    The Left Wing Live: Reaction & Analysis from Wellington to Ireland’s famous series win

    Not content with making history last week, this Ireland team cemented themselves in further glory with a series win over New Zealand, beating the All Blacks 32-22 in the third test.

    For this Left Wing Live podcast, Cian Tracey joins Sinéad Kissane and Rúaidhrí O’Connor live from Wellington with post-match reaction on a famous, famous victory.

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    • 20 min
    Ireland chase history, Jaco Peyper's performance and Ciaran Frawley's future

    Ireland chase history, Jaco Peyper's performance and Ciaran Frawley's future

    On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by the Irish Independent’s Cian Tracey and Sky New Zealand’s Ross Karl to discuss all the latest news from New Zealand.

    Will and Luke kick things off with Cian by discussing the performance against the New Zealand Maori, with Kieran Treadwell, Gavin Coombes and Ciaran Frawley standing out.
    The lads discuss Frawley's future at club level, and whether Leinster will play him more at out-half following his strong display for Ireland.

    Jaco Peyper's performance is up for discussion too, with everyone in agreement that New Zealand were fortunate to not receive more than one red card.

    Ross Karl then joins the show, and says that he thinks Ireland will win in Wellington on Saturday and complete a famous series win.

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    • 53 min
    The Left Wing Live: History is made in Dunedin

    The Left Wing Live: History is made in Dunedin

    History has been made. Ireland have finally beaten the All Blacks in New Zealand after a wild second test that saw them win 23-12 in Dunedin.

    Sinéad Kissane is joined by the Irish Independent’s Rúaidhrí O’Connor and live from Dunedin by Cian Tracey who describes the jubilant scenes at the stadium.

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    • 15 min
    The Johnny Sexton debate, Ireland's composure issue and the view from New Zealand

    The Johnny Sexton debate, Ireland's composure issue and the view from New Zealand

    On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Cian Tracey and Liam Napier of the New Zealand Herald to discuss all the latest news from the Ireland tour.

    The lads kick off by discussing whether Johnny Sexton should start against the All Blacks in the second test or should Joey Carbery get the nod with a view to the 2023 World Cup?

    The chat moves onto reasons to be positive ahead of the game in Dunedin, and areas where Ireland could improve and trouble the All Blacks.

    Liam Napier then joins Luke and Will to give the view from New Zealand, and says that although the All Blacks played well in the first test, they won't be complacent ahead of this weekend.

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    • 55 min
    The Left Wing Live: Post-Match reaction to Ireland's 42-19 first test defeat

    The Left Wing Live: Post-Match reaction to Ireland's 42-19 first test defeat

    Ireland have lost their first test of the tour of New Zealand. Andy Farrell's team were beaten 42-19 by the All Blacks at Eden Park, Auckland. The home team scored six tries with Keith Earls and Bundee Aki scoring tries for Ireland while Johnny Sexton could be ruled out of the second test after failing a HIA.

    Irish Independent rugby correspondent Rúaidhrí O'Connor and Cian Tracey - who's in Auckland - joined Sinéad Kissane on the Left Wing Live to discuss the game.

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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
247 Ratings

247 Ratings

Aixbectiveconnachtfan ,

Daily RWC episodes without Luke Fitzgerald excellent!

The previous ones with Fitzgerald are dreadful! The Indo have an excellent rugby journo team, why not use them...Cian and Ruadhri together now put the podcast up with OTB, 42, RTÉ, 2nd Captains etc. Keep this winning team boys....

herpderp55 ,

Good rugby podcast

Probably more suited to Leinster fans but good chats from Luke and Will.

0E1R ,

Good Pod

Good pod, I like the way both are not afraid to share their point of view

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