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The Left Wing: Twickenham showdown, vulnerable England and Ben Foden on his New York adventure

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The Triple Crown is on the line as Ireland take on England at Twickenham. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

The Triple Crown is on the line as Ireland take on England at Twickenham. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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The Triple Crown is on the line as Ireland take on England at Twickenham. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Cian Tracey of the Irish Independent and former England fullback Ben Foden ahead of a huge Six Nations weekend.

Ireland take on England at Twickenham this weekend with the Triple Crown at stake, and Cian is cautiously optimistic that Ireland can produce a big performance. Andy Farrell is set to name an unchanged team and although the veteran players have been going well, Luke still thinks that starting some of the fresh blood would have been a good option.

The lads also look ahead to Wales vs France, a game with big championship implications, and Italy vs Scotland, where the home side are looking to win their first game in the Six Nations since 2015. Ben Foden also joins the lads to talk about his adventure playing with Rugby United New York in Major League Rugby.

Foden talks about the growth of rugby in the USA, why he decided to leave the English Premiership and also looks back on the famous Leinster vs Northampton Heineken Cup final in 2011.

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