Thursday 26 April 2018

The Left Wing: Why England need a bit of arrogance and is the Lancaster/Farrell partnership the future for Ireland?

Former England head coach Stuart Lancaster and his ex-assistant coach Andy Farrell could potentially reunite at Ireland if Joe Schmidt leaves after the 2019 World Cup.
Former England head coach Stuart Lancaster and his ex-assistant coach Andy Farrell could potentially reunite at Ireland if Joe Schmidt leaves after the 2019 World Cup.

On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by former England and Lions star Alex Corbisiero.

The lads look back on an exciting weekend of Six Nations action as Alex weighs in on how Eddie Jones' England side are progressing as they look for a third championship in-a-row. Ireland required a sensational Johnny Sexton drop goal to beat France, and the former loosehead prop says he was disappointed with how 'tentative' Ireland looked.

The lads also discuss the impact Stuart Lancaster has had at Leinster, with Alex sharing his memories of being coached by him at England. And with Andy Farrell currently coaching the Irish defence, Corbisiero thinks the Lancaster/Farrell ticket could be very effective at Ireland.

Luke and Will also share the experience of attending the game in Paris, including a harrowing story of Will having to leave the Stade de France immediately after Sexton's drop goal cleared the bar.

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