Tuesday 23 January 2018

The Left Wing: Jordan Larmour's Ireland chances, Joe Schmidt's 'odd' selections and Munster's player drain

Jordan Larmour (left), Joe Schmidt (centre) and Peter O'Mahony (right).
Jordan Larmour (left), Joe Schmidt (centre) and Peter O'Mahony (right).
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On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by in studio by Irish Independent rugby correspondents Ruaidhri O'Connor and Cian Tracey to review the November internationals.

O'Connor discusses Jacob Stockdale's big contribution to Ireland's three wins while Tracey analyses the team's midfield options heading into the Six Nations. The panel then debate whether Leinster youngster Jordan Larmour could soon be called up to the Ireland squad, while Fitzgerald says that Joe Schmidt has a tendency to make 'odd' selections, but is such a good coach that he can overcome them.

Scotland enjoyed a strong November, but are they really a Six Nations threat? The lads discuss Gregor Townsend's Scottish revolution and ask whether or not the All Blacks have come back to the pack after losing two games in a calendar year for the first time since 2011.

There is also some provincial discussion as the panel talk about the likelihood of Peter O'Mahony leaving Munster and Ulster's struggle for form.

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