The Left Wing: Ireland's room to improve, the Finn Russell enigma and Leo Cullen's future

Ireland will need to contain Finn Russell if they want to beat Scotland. Adam Davy/PA Wire.

On the latest episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery, Luke Fitzgerald and Cian Tracey look back on Ireland's dramatic win in Italy.

It was far from easy in Rome, with Italy putting Ireland under a lot of pressure. The lads discuss the issues with Ireland's defence and ask whether the return of Garry Ringrose would shore things up ahead of Scotland.

The bench impact, the enigma of Finn Russell and Leo Cullen's future at Leinster are up for discussion too.

Listen out next week when the Left Wing brings you more shows right throughout the week in the build-up to Ireland’s game against Scotland.

There will be a squad update episode on Monday, a special feature interview on Tuesday, Will and Luke’s in-depth analysis on Wednesday, plus the team news announcement on Thursday and immediate post-match analysis from Murrayfield right after the final whistle on the Saturday.

And if you want to get in touch, email your questions and comments to, or contact the team on Twitter @SlatteryWill @lukefitz11 @CianTracey1 @SinéadKissane and @RuaidhriOC.

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