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Updated 8th July 2019
As Ireland’s players return to training ahead of the Rugby World Cup in the Autumn, Alan Quinlan discussed the pressure every player will be under to secure their place.
Alan Quinlan: Abusing referees | Sean O’Brien’s legacy | Ireland’s back-row | RWC prediction
William Davies and Alan Deegan discuss the Champions Cup draw from a Connacht perspective, mull over how difficult Conference B is in the PRO14 for the next two seasons, talk Ireland squads and U20s tough time in Argentina as well as get through numerous other news items that have manifested since the end of the season, the rugby world just keeps on turning.
On this week’s episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Alan Quinlan to review the 2018/19 season.
Leinster saw off Glasgow in a tight PRO14 final last Saturday and Alan was impressed by the steel showed by Leinster to dig out the win. He also say that it was a very positive season for Leinster but Luke thinks the team has a lot to work on after the defeat by Saracens in the Champions Cup final.
For Munster, there has been a lot of upheaval behind the scenes while the team failed again at the semi-final stage in both competitions. Alan thinks a more expansive style of play would work wonders for the team and Luke says they are missing one key man in the backline.
Finally, Ireland will soon go into camp ahead of the World Cup. Luke gives his opinion on the tweaks Joe Schmidt needs to make to have success at the World Cup.
Luke also talks about meeting up with the Leinster Heineken Cup-winning team of 2009 on the ten year anniversary of their win.
Joey Carbery sits down to speak with Pat McCarry for a bonus House of Rugby episode that looks on his journey from Auckland to Dargaville and on to Ireland, where he has become a massive rugby star. The Munster and Ireland outhalf talks rugby heroes, new starts and the joys of blueberry milk.
In our final episode of the season, we look back at the weekend’s Pro14 final, and look ahead to what’s next for the Irish provinces. We also take a look ahead to September’s Rugby World Cup.
– Leinster’s Pro14 final review (1.40)
– The Rob Kearney incident – red card or not? (7,45)
– Rob Kearney contract news (16.25)
Where can each province improve next season?
– Ulster (27.00)
– Munster (32.30)
– Leinster (43.20)
– Key decisions ahead of the World Cup (53.00)
– Should we be excited for this World Cup? (1.01.40)
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