Podcast: Joe Schmidt's rookies, north London derby and the Kerry springers' show

The PaperTalk Extra panel on Ireland-Italy, the Wembley midfield battle and the young blood making an impression for the Kingdom.

Steve Neville and Mikie Sheehan join Peter McNamara to discuss the rookies hoping to prove their worth to Joe Schmidt on Saturday and debate the merits of the challenge Conor O'Shea's men will present to the overwhelming favourites.

The north London derby is also on the agenda as Tottenham host a rejuvenated Arsenal at Wembley. The panel analyse the tactics and mull over the potentially defining midfield tussle.

Shifting their focus to west London, there is the likely departure of Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge. Who are the possible replacements if the managerial axe does fall upon the Italian?

Additionally, with the Allianz Leagues in full swing, Éamonn Fitzmaurice's evolving Kerry unit is dissected. Which of the youthful springers are impressing the panel most so far on the back of the Kingdom's victories against Donegal and Mayo?

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