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#depth chart

# depth-chart - Friday 16 September, 2022

The Ulster depth chart: Under-the-radar signings and Stockdale's return
# Suftum
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# Suftum

The Ulster depth chart: Under-the-radar signings and Stockdale's return

Sep 16th 2022, 3:22 PM 7,054 Views 11 Comments

Youngsters like Nathan Doak will be pushing for first-choice status this season.

# depth-chart - Thursday 15 September, 2022

The Connacht depth chart: Back three boost and arrivals from Leinster
# Squad
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# Squad

The Connacht depth chart: Back three boost and arrivals from Leinster

Sep 15th 2022, 4:54 PM 6,995 Views 11 Comments

The western province had hoped to sign a new tighthead prop ahead of this season.

# depth-chart - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

The Leinster depth chart: Jenkins adds size and is Frawley a 10?
# Bouncing Back
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# Bouncing Back

The Leinster depth chart: Jenkins adds size and is Frawley a 10?

Updated Sep 13th 2022, 8:11 PM 22,580 Views 17 Comments

Charlie Ngatai has come in to provide another experienced option in midfield.

# depth-chart - Sunday 11 September, 2022

The Munster depth chart: Fekitoa's impact and Snyman's second return
# Options
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# Options

The Munster depth chart: Fekitoa's impact and Snyman's second return

Sep 11th 2022, 7:00 AM 18,873 Views 5 Comments

Graham Rowntree has interesting options in the halfback positions.

# depth-chart - Friday 17 September, 2021

The Ulster depth chart: A World Cup winner and the thrilling back three
# Squad
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# Squad

The Ulster depth chart: A World Cup winner and the thrilling back three

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 17,251 Views 16 Comments

Dan McFarland’s men are aiming to be in trophy contention this season.

# depth-chart - Thursday 16 September, 2021

The Leinster depth chart: Three Test tightheads and another back row battle
# Pipeline
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# Pipeline

The Leinster depth chart: Three Test tightheads and another back row battle

Sep 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 14,754 Views 8 Comments

Leo Cullen’s squad features plenty of midfield options and some exciting young talent.

# depth-chart - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

The Connacht depth chart: A new Tongan lock and dealing with Buckley injury
# Squad
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# Squad

The Connacht depth chart: A new Tongan lock and dealing with Buckley injury

Sep 15th 2021, 8:01 PM 18,181 Views 9 Comments

Andy Friend has a 43-man senior squad coming into the new season.

# depth-chart - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

The Munster depth chart: Zebo's return and the promising young guns
# Options
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# Options

The Munster depth chart: Zebo's return and the promising young guns

Sep 14th 2021, 10:30 PM 39,539 Views 19 Comments

Johann van Graan has seen five senior forwards depart during the summer.

# depth-chart - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Beirne, Henderson and Conan looking to force way into Lions Test spots
# Options
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# Options

Beirne, Henderson and Conan looking to force way into Lions Test spots

Jun 17th 2021, 5:40 PM 7,878 Views 2 Comments

The second row and back row combination will be pivotal for Warren Gatland’s side.

# depth-chart - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Tadhg Furlong set to be a key man in the Lions front row again
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# Options

Tadhg Furlong set to be a key man in the Lions front row again

Jun 16th 2021, 7:30 PM 17,877 Views 5 Comments

Warren Gatland will have some big calls to make at loosehead prop and hooker.

# depth-chart - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Connacht happy with depth for next season but Buckley injury a concern
# Options
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# Options

Connacht happy with depth for next season but Buckley injury a concern

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:45 AM 5,529 Views 5 Comments

Mack Hansen and Leva Fifita will join the province this summer.

# depth-chart - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Tigers the focus for Connacht as they prepare to rotate in Pro14
# Opportunity Knocks
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# Opportunity Knocks

Tigers the focus for Connacht as they prepare to rotate in Pro14

Mar 10th 2021, 6:44 AM 6,553 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend and Denis Buckley have their eye on European silverware.

# depth-chart - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'The problem is the backlog... Some of these lads should be moved on loan'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
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# The42 Rugby Weekly

'The problem is the backlog... Some of these lads should be moved on loan'

Feb 11th 2021, 6:23 PM 26,312 Views 25 Comments

Bernard Jackman put forward his theory on Ireland’s succession planning at out-half.

# depth-chart - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

The Ireland depth chart: Big names back and two exciting prospects
# New Squad
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# New Squad

The Ireland depth chart: Big names back and two exciting prospects

Jan 26th 2021, 3:00 PM 20,544 Views 38 Comments

Andy Farrell has a few players short of game time in his 36-man squad for the Six Nations.

# depth-chart - Monday 23 November, 2020

Scannell rates this Munster squad the best he has played in
# Depth Chart
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# Depth Chart

Scannell rates this Munster squad the best he has played in

Nov 23rd 2020, 6:50 AM 11,120 Views 4 Comments

Munster centre excited by talent coming through as the province heads to Glasgow tonight seeking a sixth straight win this season.

# depth-chart - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Furlong's injury frustration continues as Leinster's tighthead stocks run low
# Sidelined
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# Sidelined

Furlong's injury frustration continues as Leinster's tighthead stocks run low

Nov 19th 2020, 1:01 AM 13,081 Views 3 Comments

The Wexford man last played in February, while Ciaran Parker has now been ruled out.

# depth-chart - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Gibson-Park gets starting chance as Farrell welcomes competition for Murray
# Depth Chart
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# Depth Chart

Gibson-Park gets starting chance as Farrell welcomes competition for Murray

Nov 11th 2020, 1:01 AM 9,139 Views 35 Comments

The Ireland boss is also set to give Billy Burns a debut off the bench against Wales.

# depth-chart - Thursday 15 October, 2020

The alternative XV Andy Farrell could pick for Ireland
# Depth Chart
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# Depth Chart

The alternative XV Andy Farrell could pick for Ireland

Oct 15th 2020, 8:07 PM 46,595 Views 41 Comments

If Ireland were hit with an injury or Covid crisis this autumn would they be able to cope? The answer is a resounding yes.

# depth-chart - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Munster back promising academy locks after 'devastating' RG Snyman injury
# Depth Chart
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# Depth Chart

Munster back promising academy locks after 'devastating' RG Snyman injury

Aug 26th 2020, 2:02 PM 27,050 Views 35 Comments

Stephen Larkham says the province won’t look for a short-term signing with Jean Kleyn also sidelined.

# depth-chart - Thursday 30 July, 2020

The Munster depth chart: Big-name signings and fascinating selection battles
# Beefed Up
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# Beefed Up

The Munster depth chart: Big-name signings and fascinating selection battles

Jul 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 32,516 Views 63 Comments

Johann van Graan’s 43-man senior squad looks well set to push on this season.

# depth-chart - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

The Ulster depth chart: Madigan and Mathewson add experience
# Building
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# Building

The Ulster depth chart: Madigan and Mathewson add experience

Jul 29th 2020, 9:50 PM 32,623 Views 14 Comments

Dan McFarland has some exciting young players in his squad.

# depth-chart - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

The Leinster depth chart: How do you pick from those back row options?
# STrength
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# STrength

The Leinster depth chart: How do you pick from those back row options?

Updated Jul 28th 2020, 8:06 PM 35,250 Views 42 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men will be looking to pick up where they left off when rugby resumes.

# depth-chart - Monday 27 July, 2020

The Connacht depth chart: Andy Friend's 43-man senior squad
# Options
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# Options

The Connacht depth chart: Andy Friend's 43-man senior squad

Jul 27th 2020, 7:00 PM 17,235 Views 14 Comments

The western province have several new faces in their squad ahead of next month’s restart.

# depth-chart - Friday 24 January, 2020

Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations
# Depth Chart
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# Depth Chart

Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations

Jan 24th 2020, 8:15 PM 36,827 Views 63 Comments

Conor Murray is under pressure from John Cooney and Luke McGrath at scrum-half.

# depth-chart - Thursday 23 January, 2020

POM under pressure and three fresh faces - Ireland's back row for the Six Nations
# Depth Chart
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# Depth Chart

POM under pressure and three fresh faces - Ireland's back row for the Six Nations

Jan 23rd 2020, 7:30 PM 24,226 Views 61 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell’s selections in this area against Scotland will be telling.

# depth-chart - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

James Ryan plus one - Toner returns to compete in Ireland's lock stocks
# Depth Chart
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# Depth Chart

James Ryan plus one - Toner returns to compete in Ireland's lock stocks

Jan 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 13,504 Views 27 Comments

Iain Henderson and Ultan Dillane are the other two second rows in Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad.

# depth-chart - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

A new hooker and props applying pressure - Ireland's front row for the Six Nations
# Depth Chart
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# Depth Chart

A new hooker and props applying pressure - Ireland's front row for the Six Nations

Jan 21st 2020, 8:09 PM 35,620 Views 21 Comments

Who would you like to see Andy Farrell pick in jerseys number one to three in a week’s time?

# depth-chart - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Connacht's Marmion sets out to ensure he's not Ireland's forgotten man at 9
# Depth Chart
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# Depth Chart

Connacht's Marmion sets out to ensure he's not Ireland's forgotten man at 9

Jan 19th 2020, 7:15 AM 4,631 Views 4 Comments

The scrum-half returns to the Connacht team for the first time since November against Montpellier today.

# depth-chart - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Step up, Ross Byrne? Carbery's cruel blow has ramifications for Munster and Ireland
# Depth Chart
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# Depth Chart

Step up, Ross Byrne? Carbery's cruel blow has ramifications for Munster and Ireland

Updated Jan 7th 2020, 12:05 PM 27,679 Views 49 Comments

The 24-year-old Athy man has had a torrid time with injuries in the past year.

# depth-chart - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Have Ireland built better depth? Comparing the 2019 RWC squad to 2015
# Depth Chart
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# Depth Chart

Have Ireland built better depth? Comparing the 2019 RWC squad to 2015

Sep 12th 2019, 1:24 PM 49,961 Views 64 Comments

We’ve broken down Joe Schmidt’s squad position-by-position.

# depth-chart - Friday 26 April, 2019

Retiring Cave captains Ulster against Leinster as both provinces hold stars back for big games ahead
# Depth Chart
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# Depth Chart

Retiring Cave captains Ulster against Leinster as both provinces hold stars back for big games ahead

Apr 26th 2019, 12:25 PM 7,896 Views 28 Comments

Ulster have a Pro14 quarter-final against Connacht to come next weekend, while Leinster are resting up for Saracens.

# depth-chart - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Six Nations and RWC loom large as Schmidt sees flexibility and confidence built in November
# Depth Chart
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# Depth Chart

Six Nations and RWC loom large as Schmidt sees flexibility and confidence built in November

Nov 25th 2018, 1:56 AM 9,213 Views 12 Comments

Ross Byrne has complicated the tussle for the back-up 10 slot and that suits the head coach just fine.

# depth-chart - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Growth of scrum-half depth in Murray's absence a major positive for Ireland
# Depth Chart
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# Depth Chart

Growth of scrum-half depth in Murray's absence a major positive for Ireland

Nov 21st 2018, 8:52 AM 11,829 Views 18 Comments

Kieran Marmion got two big starts this month, while Luke McGrath and John Cooney have had exposure too.

# depth-chart - Friday 2 November, 2018

Grand Slam-winner Leavy in Leinster line-up to face Kings
# Depth Chart
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# Depth Chart

Grand Slam-winner Leavy in Leinster line-up to face Kings

Nov 2nd 2018, 12:22 PM 5,315 Views 18 Comments

Dave Kearney has recovered from injury to take a starting berth, while Scott Fardy captains the tourists in South Africa.

# depth-chart - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Scannell and Herring impress as Ireland's depth continues to grow
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# Options

Scannell and Herring impress as Ireland's depth continues to grow

Jun 20th 2018, 6:30 AM 11,650 Views 20 Comments

Joe Schmidt and his coaching staff are pleased that they now have options across the pitch.

# depth-chart - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

'Is he first-choice for Bordeaux?' Madigan call not on the agenda for Ireland
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# Depth Chart

'Is he first-choice for Bordeaux?' Madigan call not on the agenda for Ireland

Jan 31st 2017, 3:10 PM 11,929 Views 25 Comments

While Ireland began their Six Nations training last week, the former Leinster man was preparing for a replacement role in the Top 14.

# depth-chart - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Magic Damian McKenzie in line for All Black debut in Argentina
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# Depth Chart

Magic Damian McKenzie in line for All Black debut in Argentina

Sep 29th 2016, 11:23 AM 5,536 Views 11 Comments

The Chiefs back is among the replacements for Saturday night’s clash in Buenos Aires.

# depth-chart - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Connacht injuries mount with Heenan out for up to 5 months and Sean Henry for even longer
# Dwindling Resources
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# Dwindling Resources

Connacht injuries mount with Heenan out for up to 5 months and Sean Henry for even longer

Sep 16th 2014, 1:55 PM 3,319 Views 8 Comments

Nothing ever comes easily out west.