Saturday 21 July 2018

The Left Wing: Jordi Murphy's ballsy move, Ireland vs England in the Champions Cup and the Irishman ruling club rugby

2 December 2017; Jordi Murphy of Leinster during the Guinness PRO14 Round 10 match between Benetton and Leinster at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo in Treviso, Italy. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
2 December 2017; Jordi Murphy of Leinster during the Guinness PRO14 Round 10 match between Benetton and Leinster at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo in Treviso, Italy. 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 former Ulster and Ireland star Stephen Ferris to preview the Champions Cup back-to-back fixtures.

Despite a decent set of results so far this season, Ferris paints a gloomy picture of the state of Ulster rugby as they prepare to face Harlequins. It is Les Kiss' third season as Director of Rugby and Ferris thinks that an upturn in performance level is needed for him to get a fourth.

It is Ireland vs England in the Champions Cup with all three Irish provinces taking on Premiership sides this weekend. The panel are predicting a successful weekend for the Irish sides, but are wary of an in-form Exeter.

And Ferris also gives some insight into Saracens' massively successful Director of Rugby Mark McCall, who gave him his debut at Ulster.

Subscribe to The Left Wing, Independent.ie's Rugby podcast, 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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