Wednesday 16 October 2019

The Left Wing: Leinster's succession plan, Munster's missing piece and the art of contract negotiations

Ross Byrne (left) and Johnny Sexton (right). Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Ross Byrne (left) and Johnny Sexton (right). Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile Newsdesk Newsdesk

On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald look ahead to the PRO 14 final and discuss last weekend's semi-final.

The lads start off by discussing Glasgow's comprehensive win over Ulster, and Luke asks why Ulster haven't been able to get over the line and win a trophy in the last ten years.

Leinster vs Munster turned out to be one-sided on the scoreboard and Luke thinks Munster are missing one play-maker in the backline to really take the next step. For Leinster, Ross Byrne got the nod to start against Munster and Luke thinks this is a sign that Leinster have a succession plan in place to take over from Johnny Sexton.

And with Rob Kearney currently negotiating a new contract with the IRFU, Luke Fitzgerald explains how difficult it can be when you are facing an uncertain future in professional rugby.

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