Tuesday 25 September 2018

The Left Wing: Luke Fitzgerald and David Wallace on what it takes to win the Grand Slam and 2009 Cardiff memories

5 November 2009; Wing Luke Fitzgerald, left, and flanker David Wallace look on during Ireland squad training. University of Limerick, Limerick. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
5 November 2009; Wing Luke Fitzgerald, left, and flanker David Wallace look on during Ireland squad training. University of Limerick, Limerick. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Luke Fitzgerald and Will Slattery are joined by David Wallace to look back on Ireland's Grand Slam-winning season of 2009.

Wallace had been in the team for a number of years and had come up just short of glory, with Declan Kidney then steering Ireland to Six Nations success in his first season in charge.

Luke was just starting his international career, and remembers the famous training camp where Rob Kearney stood up to challenge the squad ahead of the Six Nations campaign.

The championship culminated in a dramatic final day against Wales with Ronan O'Gara winning Grand Slam with a drop goal at the death - a moment that both David and Luke admit was extremely nerve-wracking!

The lads also have news about the first ever live Left Wing podcast, next Wednesday.

Subscribe to The Left Wing, Independent.ie's Rugby podcast in association with Laya Healthcare, 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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