Thursday 18 January 2018

Blacks and Blues

• To those with eyes to see, Leinster have shown the way forward for the Irish national team by proving that an Irish team can play to that standard and mentality.

With this in mind, one can imagine how my heart sank when I read the squad announcement for Ireland's upcoming tour to face the All Blacks in a very rare and opportunity-rich three-Test series in New Zealand.

Despite his inspired leadership and warrior-like presence, Leinster captain Leo Cullen has been deemed surplus to requirements by Ireland head coach Declan Kidney.

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