Ross Byrne's big chance, Dan Leavy's comeback and the 'Irish Barbarians'
The Left Wing
On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Ruaidhri O'Connor to look ahead to Ireland's clash with England at Twickenham.It is a big opportunity for Ross Byrne as he comes into the team at out-half in the absence of Johnny Sexton, while James Ryan takes on the captaincy. The lads discuss what Byrne needs to do to make his mark and the extra challenge being the captain will pose for Ryan ahead of his battle with Maro Itoje.Ireland's team to face England contains five players who qualified via the residency rule, and the lads discuss whether the law - which has been changed to five years - has been good for international rugby.Dan Leavy's injury comeback has been going very well in recent weeks - how close is he to an international comeback?Ruaidhri O'Connor also discusses the situation of Philly Caldwell, who is recovering from a serious injury suffered in a tag rugby game. To donate to Philly's cause, click this link: https://fta4philly.com/.
LIVE in Dublin with Dan Leavy, Fergus McFadden and Megan Williams
House of Rugby Ireland
Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble took Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby out on the road and, because they're sound, Producer Pat was brought along for the ride. They were joined at Dublin's Liberty Hall by Leinster & Ireland stars Dan Leavy, Fergus McFadden and Megan Williams as they looked ahead to the Guinness PRO14 final.
Dan Leavy on his breakout season plus Munster's latest miracle
The Left Wing
On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined in studio by Leinster and Ireland flanker Dan Leavy to discuss his season to date.Leavy won Man of the Match against Saracens last Sunday and he discusses his brilliant performance - as well as his excellent inter-play with James Ryan that led to a try. Leavey also reveals that he didn't always think he would make it as a rugby player when in school.The Leinster star also talks about Ireland's recent Grand Slam win as well as his relationship with fellow young gun Ryan.Luke and Will also talk about Easter eggs, Luke's appearance on a rival podcast and Munster's epic win over Toulon.The lads agree that Andrew Conway is hitting his peak after his sensational match-winning try.
Dan Leavy is a professional rugby player who plays for Leinster & Ireland. Here he talks about his schoolboy days, almost going off on holidays when he was meant to train with Ireland & the mental side to professional sport.Rallen's Rant iTunes Link : itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/ralle…d1232538503?mt=2Rallen's Rant YouTube Link : www.youtube.com/user/Richieallen2