Wednesday 23 October 2019

The Left Wing: Jacob Stockdale's finishing, Jack McGrath goes north and the future of the breakdown

Jacob Stockdale of Ulster in action against Adam Byrne of Leinster during the Heineken Champions Cup Quarter-Final between Leinster and Ulster at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Jacob Stockdale of Ulster in action against Adam Byrne of Leinster during the Heineken Champions Cup Quarter-Final between Leinster and Ulster at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
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On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined on the line by Tommy Bowe to discuss a cracking weekend of European rugby.

Leinster pipped Ulster in an enthralling quarter-final tie at the Aviva Stadium, and Bowe thinks that the northern province have a lot to be positive about despite the defeat.

As former international wings, Fitzgerald and Bowe are well placed to discuss Jacob Stockdale's error in the act of finishing, and both think that the Ulster star will bounce back stronger from the incident.

The lads also weigh in on whether or not the World Rugby should outlaw the jackal at the breakdown as injuries such as the one that befell Dan Leavy increase. Tadhg Beirne's theatrical reaction to a shoulder charge, Keith Earls' stellar performance and the mouthwatering semi-final line-up are also up for discussion.

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