The Left Wing: Munster's trophy ambitions, Leinster's underrated young gun and why mid-week games could work
On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald discuss the PRO 14 knock-out stage and Munster's trophy ambitions.
Johann van Graan's men take on Benetton in the PRO 14 quarter-final as they look to win their first trophy since the 2011 league title, with an away semi-final against Leinster awaiting them if they prevail. Luke thinks Munster are lacking an X-Factor star in the backline like Leinster's James Lowe, but says that he still fancies them to win the PRO 14.
In the other quarter-final, Ulster host Connacht at Kingspan Stadium. Luke thinks that Ulster have got their recruitment right in recent seasons by focusing on the pack, and from a Connacht perspective thinks that head coach Andy Friend should opt for Caolin Blade over Kieran Marmion at scrum-half.
Luke also weighs in on Jerome Garces' Champions Cup final appointment as well as picking out one Leinster young player who he thinks could have a big future.