Women's Six Nations - Wales v Ireland

The Women's Six Nations is heavily influenced by the fact that England are fully professional and France are semi-professional, whereas Ireland and the rest are amateurs. You have to take that into consideration. We saw last week that England and France won both their opening games by over 50 points.

Third would be a fantastic finish for Ireland because it qualifies you for the new Women's World tournament in 2023; third would get them into the top tier of that. Also, they are preparing for World Cup qualifiers that were postponed, so there is a huge amount at play over the next couple of weeks.  

Champions Cup quarter-final Exeter v Leinster

This game is the tie of the quarter-finals for me - you are looking at the champions in 2018 against the champions of 2020. Exeter really impressed against Lyon, they went 14 points down last week and came back to win. Leinster and Exeter are very similar in their approach, big physical sides.

They play a power game in the opposition 22. It remains to be seen whether the Leinster game last week, the postponement against Toulon, will be a help or a hindrance. The one concern I have for them is this could be the game where the loss of James Ryan and Garry Ringrose is really felt.

Look, I'd never back against Leinster, but this game is going to be incredibly tight. I'm going with Leinster to get over the line, but I'm worried about the fact that Ryan and Ringrose won't be starting this one.  

Donal Lenihan was speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland.

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