Saturday 15 December 2018

The Left Wing: Isa Nacewa on winning the double, why he came back to Leinster and his post-rugby plans

26 May 2018; Isa Nacewa poses for a portrait with the Champions Cup and the Guinness PRO14 Trophy, following the Guinness PRO14 Final match between Leinster and Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
26 May 2018; Isa Nacewa poses for a portrait with the Champions Cup and the Guinness PRO14 Trophy, following the Guinness PRO14 Final match between Leinster and Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
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On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Leinster legend Isa Nacewa to reflect on his remarkable career.

After achieving a Champions Cup/PRO 14 double in his last season as a rugby player, Nacewa reveals his plans for the future as he prepares to return home to New Zealand. Fitzgerald discusses the qualities that made the Kiwi so indispensable to Leinster while Nacewa looks back on how Michael Cheika flew to New Zealand to convince him to move to the northern hemisphere.

Luke and Isa look back on the Leinster vs Munster rivalry that was such a big part of their careers, and Nacewa explains the differences in playing Super Rugby and in the Champions Cup.

Nacewa also gives his view on Ireland's chances at the World Cup, and says that Joe Schmidt's men should be targeting a win.

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