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

Updated 12 hours ago 11,283 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Thu 8:00 PM 12,481 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Wed 8:01 PM 17,013 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Tue 10:30 PM 37,866 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Jun 17th 2021, 5:40 PM 7,825 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Jun 16th 2021, 7:30 PM 17,808 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:45 AM 5,435 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 10th 2021, 6:44 AM 6,506 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Feb 11th 2021, 6:23 PM 26,214 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Jan 26th 2021, 3:00 PM 20,408 Views 38 Comments

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

Scannell rates this Munster squad the best he has played in
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Scannell rates this Munster squad the best he has played in

Nov 23rd 2020, 6:50 AM 11,091 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Nov 19th 2020, 1:01 AM 12,891 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Nov 11th 2020, 1:01 AM 9,053 Views 35 Comments

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

The alternative XV Andy Farrell could pick for Ireland
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The alternative XV Andy Farrell could pick for Ireland

Oct 15th 2020, 8:07 PM 46,563 Views 42 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.

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

Aug 26th 2020, 2:02 PM 26,974 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 32,422 Views 63 Comments

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

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

Jul 29th 2020, 9:50 PM 32,520 Views 14 Comments

Dan McFarland has some exciting young players in his squad.

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

Updated Jul 28th 2020, 8:06 PM 34,757 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Jul 27th 2020, 7:00 PM 17,133 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Jan 24th 2020, 8:15 PM 36,783 Views 63 Comments

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

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

Jan 23rd 2020, 7:30 PM 24,177 Views 61 Comments

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

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

Jan 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 13,468 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Jan 21st 2020, 8:09 PM 35,382 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Jan 19th 2020, 7:15 AM 4,594 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Updated Jan 7th 2020, 12:05 PM 27,650 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Sep 12th 2019, 1:24 PM 49,926 Views 64 Comments

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

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

Apr 26th 2019, 12:25 PM 7,878 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Nov 25th 2018, 1:56 AM 9,187 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Nov 21st 2018, 8:52 AM 11,772 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Nov 2nd 2018, 12:22 PM 5,298 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Jun 20th 2018, 6:30 AM 11,617 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Jan 31st 2017, 3:10 PM 11,891 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.

Magic Damian McKenzie in line for All Black debut in Argentina
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Magic Damian McKenzie in line for All Black debut in Argentina

Sep 29th 2016, 11:23 AM 5,497 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Sep 16th 2014, 1:55 PM 3,296 Views 8 Comments

Nothing ever comes easily out west.