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Sunday 21 April 2019

The Left Wing: Luke Fitzgerald and Tony Ward preview 2019 Schools Cup

Blackrock College captain Liam Turner lifts the cup following the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup Final match between Belvedere College and Blackrock College at the RDS Arena in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Blackrock College captain Liam Turner lifts the cup following the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup Final match between Belvedere College and Blackrock College at the RDS Arena in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

The Six Nations may be fast approaching but so are the Schools Rugby cup competitions and in a special bonus episode of the Left Wing, Tony Ward joins Will and Luke to preview this year's Schools Rugby with a special supplement appearing in Saturday's Irish Independent.

The usual suspects - Blackrock and St. Michaels - are the favourites once again, but Belvedere and Clongowes can never be discounted, while the stand-out tie for the weekend opening fixtures has to be Terenure v St. Mary's.

"The competition was always big," says Tony.  "But it's getting bigger and bigger and so are the players as well."

In this Saturday's Irish Independent, readers can pick up a special 2019 Schools Rugby supplement.

With a background on every squad covered, Tony Ward also has a special featuer on Temple Carrig school in Greystones, which he believes will be a force in the years to come.

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