The Left Wing podcast: Sexton and Furlong out – Rúaidhrí O’Connor and Sinead Kissane preview the Irish provinces’ chances in Europe this weekend

Ryan Baird of Leinster competes for possession

The Irish provinces have named their teams for the opening weekend of European action and Rúaidhrí O’Connor joins Sinéad Kissane to preview Racing 92 v Leinster, Munster v Toulouse, Sale Sharks v Ulster and Connacht v Newcastle Falcons.

Plus they also discuss the IRFU’s Women's Rugby in Ireland report that has been launched with the IRFU requiring an additional €1.4m per annum to implement their women’s rugby strategy.Will and Luke will be back on Wednesday for their in-depth review of the weekend action and if you want to get in touch with the show, email your questions and comments to, or tweet Will and Luke at @slatterywill and @lukefitz11.