Eddie O'Sullivan and Fiona Hayes join Neil Treacy on this week's RTÉ Rugby podcast to look back on Ireland's 40-5 TikTok Women's Six Nations defeat to France, with a "must-win" game against Italy to come on Sunday.

The panel also discuss the sad news of Dan Leavy's injury-enforced retirement, and whether or not enough is being done to make the ruck safer.

There's also a preview of this weekend's Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 first leg ties, with all four Irish provinces involved in the knockout stage for the very first time.

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Follow Ireland v Italy (Sunday 5pm) in the Women's Six Nations via our live blog on rte.ie/sport and on the RTÉ News App or listen to live radio coverage on RTÉ Radio 1.

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