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# Squad

Last year
2022
# Optimism
Friend thrilled Connacht's squad depth strengthened by Challenge Cup games
“We’ve got to be brave enough to use it. There would have been a lot of people scratching their heads wondering what are we doing.”
# Injury
Connacht's Thornbury added to Ireland A squad in place of Munster's Ahern
Andy Farrell now has a group of 49 players in camp ahead of the Springboks Test.
# rugby weekly extra
'You have to worry about the quality of some of the players Munster have'
Bernard Jackman voiced his concerns on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.
# Cricket
Ireland's squad named for T20 World Cup in Australia
Head coach Heinrich Malan made the announcement today.
# suftum
The Ulster depth chart: Under-the-radar signings and Stockdale's return
Youngsters like Nathan Doak will be pushing for first-choice status this season.
# Squad
The Connacht depth chart: Back three boost and arrivals from Leinster
The western province had hoped to sign a new tighthead prop ahead of this season.
# summer tests
North and Jones included as Wales call up uncapped Reffell for SA tour
Jonathan Davies and Callum Sheedy have been left out by Wayne Pivac.
# Update
Porter, Kelleher, Larmour step up training load ahead of Connacht clashes
James Ryan and Ryan Baird remain sidelined ahead of the Champions Cup ties.
# Derby
Connacht without Aki, Hansen, and Bealham but Carty and Heffernan return
Shane Delahunt’s season is over due to a hamstring injury.
# break week
Farrell releases 14 players from Ireland's Six Nations camp for URC action
An Ireland squad of 23 will gather again on Thursday for two days of training.
# Update
Heffernan called into Ireland squad as Earls continues rehab in Munster
The Connacht hooker replaces the injured Rob Herring.
Carty and Treadwell in, two uncapped backs, a settled squad - Farrell's selection
The likes of Kieran Marmion and Ciarán Frawley are unlucky to miss out.
# CONFIRMED
Mike Lowry and Mack Hansen included in Ireland's Six Nations squad
Connacht’s Cian Prendergast is also involved as a development player.
# bubbles
John O'Dwyer absent from Colm Bonnar's Tipperary panel for the league
Denis Maher and Ger Browne have been recalled by new manager Colm Bonnar.
All time
# Ready to go
La Liga youngster included in Ireland U19s squad
In addition to John Joe Patrick Finn Benoa, Aidemo Emakhu, Cristiano Fitzgerald, and Johnny Kenny also are among the players to feature.
# Squad
The Ulster depth chart: A World Cup winner and the thrilling back three
Dan McFarland’s men are aiming to be in trophy contention this season.
# pipeline
The Leinster depth chart: Three Test tightheads and another back row battle
Leo Cullen’s squad features plenty of midfield options and some exciting young talent.
# Squad
The Connacht depth chart: A new Tongan lock and dealing with Buckley injury
Andy Friend has a 43-man senior squad coming into the new season.
# Options
The Munster depth chart: Zebo's return and the promising young guns
Johann van Graan has seen five senior forwards depart during the summer.
# Prospects
Munster back row Kendellen captains Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations
Richie Murphy has included several players with senior provincial experience.
# voice
Connacht backing Bundee Aki to be an 'energy giver' for the Lions
The 31-year-old says he’s grateful to be able to represent the western province on tour.
# Unavailable
Man United teenager Mason Greenwood withdraws from England’s provisional Euro 2020 squad
The striker has an injury.
# opportunity knocks
Celtic youngster among 3 replacement call-ups to Ireland U21 squad
Luca Connell has been given the nod, while Ademipo Odubeko will not be available.
# Update
Leinster's Jack Conan called into Ireland squad as France prep continues
Gavin Coombes has returned to Munster.
# fresh faces
Uncapped Casey and O'Toole included in Ireland's Six Nations squad
Jacob Stockdale is missing due to injury.
# Too many bodies
Arsenal make offloading players in January a top priority
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta says he must trim down his squad, with Sead Kolasinac likely to be the first to leave.
# fresh faces
Farrell includes six uncapped players in Ireland squad as Sexton retains captaincy
Ed Byrne, Will Connors, Jamison Gibson-Park, Shane Daly, Hugo Keenan, and Ryan Baird have been included.
# nines
Ulster scrum-half John Cooney set to miss out on Farrell's Ireland squad
The 30-year-old came off the bench three times during the Six Nations earlier this year.
# Ready to go
Premier League trio included in Ireland U21 squad
Michael Obafemi, Will Smallbone and Dara O’Shea feature in the panel for the vital qualifier against Italy.
# Dropped
Foden and Greenwood’s England omission 'sends a message’ – Southgate
However, Harry Maguire is back involved after he missed September’s games.
# fresh faces
New dawn for the Wallabies as Rennie names 16 uncapped players
Isi Naisarani, Jack Dempsey, and Tevita Kuridrani miss out on the 44-man selection.
# beefed up
The Munster depth chart: Big-name signings and fascinating selection battles
Johann van Graan’s 43-man senior squad looks well set to push on this season.
# Sidelined
Ireland confirm Healy's Six Nations is over as Farrell names 28-man squad
The loosehead prop was injured in Sunday’s defeat to England at Twickenham.
# Settled
Farrell confirms 36-man Ireland squad ahead of England clash on Sunday
21-year-old Caelan Doris is fit again and back in contention.
# fresh faces
Some surprise omissions but Farrell's 'dynamic' squad has plenty of form
The new Ireland head coach has made some big calls ahead of the Six Nations.
# New Era
Sexton named captain as Ireland include five uncapped players for Six Nations
Rhys Ruddock, Niall Scannell and Stuart McCloskey are the big-name omissions from Andy Farrell’s 35-man group.
# winner takes all
Denmark name strong 20-man squad for Euro 2020 showdown with Ireland
Age Hareide will add three more players to his panel later this week.
# upward curve
Best performance of 2019 will send Ireland to Japan in good spirits
Joe Schmidt’s men were much more convincing in their 19-10 win over Wales on Saturday.
# 31
Schmidt will be 'bedraggled' after making final World Cup squad calls
The Ireland boss is set to submit his final 31-man group to World Rugby today.
# Euro Qualifiers
Obafemi, Collins and Parrott included in Kenny's exciting Ireland U21 squad
Kenny has named a 22-player squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers.