Some of Ireland's defending in the 2017 Six Nations Championship has been crtiticised, specifically for being too narrow, but Gordon D'Arcy isn't buying it.
Ireland face a massive challenge in Cardiff tomorrow night as they attempt to set up a winner takes all Six Nations Championship title clash with England on St Patrick's weekend.
Ex-Welsh rugby try machine Shane Williams feels Wales can make hay out wide but D'Arcy disagrees.
"I really don't see it that way. I kinda think that's just getting a bit of soundbites at the moment. I don't think there's as much information...and it seems to be very anecdotal evidence to say we're weak out wide.
"Scotland got off to a good start against us and kept the ball in play and got quick ball. And a natural result of quick ball is that space appears and it just happened to be on the outside of us."
D'Arcy points to the success in the Autumn to back up his belief.
"We weren't being talked about, a narrow defence in the November internationals when we were beating the All Blacks, and should have beaten them a second time in Dublin, I don't think anybody was talking about a narrow defence then.
"So we probably need to check ourselves a little bit as a nation and how we look at judging our success a little bit as well.
"Having Scotland score two tries against us, I think they've shown how capable they are of scoring tries in their three matches to date.
"I kinda look at it and go, people aren't really judging the context where space has created or why it's been created, they're just looking at a picture and saying, oh Ireland's got a narrow defence."
You can hear the full interview by clicking the podcast link at the top of this article or find it under 98FM Sport on iTunes.
Gordon will be joining some old Irish team-mates in Ronan O’Gara, Jerry Flannery, Paddy Wallace and Gavin Duffy as they play this great match in honour of the late, great Anthony Foley.
The England Legends side, boasting four World Cup medals, will feature Mike Tindall, Mark Cueto, Ian Balshaw, Jason Leonard and many more.
Paul O’Connell and his old rival Lawrence Dallaglio will act as waterboys on the day.
Tickets for the big night at the RDS can be found here.