Back row is crucial. We need to win this battle. I'd fancy our prospects in the tight 5.
Jennings is a fine player. Heaslip can be good but I reckon can go missing (towards the flanks) at crucial times in really physical games. Gleeson is also gooda lthough may be OTT at this stage. Keogh brings a bruiser element.
Leamy is getting better all the time now. Axle is good, but only for 60 mins. probably. Ronan is good aslo but maybe a bit light? Wally if fit can outplay most. Quinnie is a big loss. Ryan brings a lot of dog to the proceedings, and no little skill too. He'd also be able take over Quinnies lineout option.
The weather may have a major bearing on all this btw. Wet and windy conditions forecast.