The Left Wing: Ireland's room for improvement, Jack Crowley's rise and Rassie loses the plot

Ireland's Jack Crowley during the Bank of Ireland Nations Series clash against Fiji at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

On the latest episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Cian Tracey to look back on Ireland's win over Fiji and look ahead to the clash against Australia.

Andy Farrell didn't spare his players after the sloppy performance against Fiji and Cian says that the second-string could be waiting a while for another opportunity.

The lads discuss the out-half picture after the injury to Joey Carbery and the promising display from Jack Crowley, while they also pay tribute to Josh van der Flier and Johnny Sexton for their World Player of the Year nominations.

The challenge of Wallaby Will Skelton, Rassie Erasmus' latest rant and France's thrilling win over South Africa are all on the agenda too.

Will is back with another show on Thursday to go through the Ireland XV that will be named to face Australia on Saturday while Sinéad Kissane will have the immediate post-match reaction from the Aviva Stadium right after the final whistle.

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