Wednesday 24 October 2018

The Left Wing: Darren Cave on life at Ulster, Ireland's Six Nations chances and Joe Schmidt's unique preparation

17 September 2015; Ireland's Darren Cave, right, in conversation with head coach Joe Schmidt during squad training. Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
17 September 2015; Ireland's Darren Cave, right, in conversation with head coach Joe Schmidt during squad training. Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
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On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Ulster centre Darren Cave to look ahead to the Six Nations.

Ireland are being tipped by a lot of people to win the tournament this year, and Darren and Luke are in agreement that having Joe Schmidt as coach gives the team an edge over their competitors.

The lads look back to the 2015 World Cup and remember how Schmidt got them focused to take on Romania in a way that few coaches could match.

It has been a difficult season for Ulster but Cave is hopeful that the province isn't far from turning the corner.

Will and Luke are travelling to Paris this weekend for the big game - and Luke reveals that the last time he was in Paris was for a secret meeting with Michael Cheika over a move to Stade Francais.

Subscribe to The Left Wing, Independent.ie's Rugby podcast in association with Laya Healthcare, with Luke Fitzgerald and Will Slattery for the best discussion and analysis each week. From in depth interviews with some of Irish rugby's biggest stars to unmatched insights into the provinces and the national team, The Left Wing has all your rugby needs covered.

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