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From The42 'We're glad to grow the playing pool' - Farrell asks for a calmer Ireland Depth

'We're glad to grow the playing pool' - Farrell asks for a calmer Ireland

The head coach is excited about the nine changes he has made for Georgia.

From The42 All Blacks name seven uncapped players in impressive first squad of 2020 Stacked

All Blacks name seven uncapped players in impressive first squad of 2020

Alex Hodgman, Tupou Vaa’i, Quinten Strange, Cullen Grace, Caleb Clarke, Will Jordan and Hoskins Sotutu are in.

From The42 Loss of Carbery leaves door slightly ajar for bright new generation of Munster 10s Playmakers

Loss of Carbery leaves door slightly ajar for bright new generation of Munster 10s

The Athy man will sit out an indeterminable amount of time to recover from his ankle issue.Munster have a wealth of homegrown, but raw, options.

From The42 Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop Depth

Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop

Meanwhile, there is excitement about 21-year-old hooker Dan Sheehan’s potential.

From The42 James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope Key Man

James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope

21-year-old Ryan Baird will be hoping for opportunities when rugby gets back underway.

From The42 Connacht confirm signings of Aussie 7s international and Kiwi number eight Additions

Connacht confirm signings of Aussie 7s international and Kiwi number eight

Andy Friend has added Ben O’Donnell and Kiwi number eight Abraham Papali’i to his squad.

From The42 'It's always easier to have 10 than two' - Leinster's back row riches Depth

'It's always easier to have 10 than two' - Leinster's back row riches

With Jack Conan and Dan Leavy back in the mix, the province will have serious depth.

From The42 'Players are pi**ed off not to be in the squad' Depth

'Players are pi**ed off not to be in the squad'

Leo Cullen is building a legacy not just a squad at Leinster.

From The42 'It's not like years gone by where I might automatically walk back into the 15 jersey' Competition

'It's not like years gone by where I might automatically walk back into the 15 jersey'

Connacht are looking for their fifth Pro14 win of the season against the Kings this evening.

From The42 Scotland's Blair calls for bigger squads at Rugby World Cup Depth

Scotland's Blair calls for bigger squads at Rugby World Cup

The Scots face Russia and Japan in the space of four days as they bid to reach the last eight.

From The42 Have Ireland built better depth? Comparing the 2019 RWC squad to 2015 Depth Chart

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

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

From The42 Marmion or Blade? Big call for Andy Friend in Connacht's nine jersey Options

Marmion or Blade? Big call for Andy Friend in Connacht's nine jersey

The Connacht boss says ‘it will be tough’ to make a decision at scrum-half.

From The42 Connacht to 'regroup' for huge Pro14 run-in after disappointment against Sale Bounce Back

Connacht to 'regroup' for huge Pro14 run-in after disappointment against Sale

Andy Friend’s side will fly home with regrets after their Challenge Cup quarter-final.

From The42 'Joey Carbery could play 10 for any of the teams in the Six Nations' - Jackman Depth

'Joey Carbery could play 10 for any of the teams in the Six Nations' - Jackman

Should Ireland use this year’s championship as a squad strengthening exercise?

From The42 'You've got to feel for them when Conan doesn't play and they put O'Brien on' Depth

'You've got to feel for them when Conan doesn't play and they put O'Brien on'

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said Leinster’s depth makes them difficult to beat.

From The42 Growth of scrum-half depth in Murray's absence a major positive for Ireland Depth Chart

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

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

From The42 Schmidt to give Ireland's wider squad opportunities against the USA Rotation

Schmidt to give Ireland's wider squad opportunities against the USA

There will be plenty of hungry players eager to make an impression this weekend in Dublin.

From The42 'Josh has been unbelievably physical. He will fit in seamlessly' Depth

'Josh has been unbelievably physical. He will fit in seamlessly'

Dan Leavy’s injury means his Leinster team-mate comes into the team at openside.

'Are we currently comfortable with where we're at? We're never comfortable'

While Joe Schmidt says he has good depth in certain positions, there is still much work to do.

From The42 Beirne's big outing in Chicago leaves Ireland spoiled in second row Headache

Beirne's big outing in Chicago leaves Ireland spoiled in second row

Joe Schmidt has very strong options in the locking department

From The42 The uncapped inclusions make sense as Schmidt names deep November squad Depth

The uncapped inclusions make sense as Schmidt names deep November squad

Ross Byrne, Will Addison and Sammy Arnold are already familiar with Schmidt’s demands.

From The42 Aki return to bring more momentum as Connacht's depth grows Options

Aki return to bring more momentum as Connacht's depth grows

The back row will be difficult to pick if Connacht have everyone fit and firing.

From The42 Opinion: Lack of player rotation contributed to Galway losing All-Ireland crown Depth

Opinion: Lack of player rotation contributed to Galway losing All-Ireland crown

There was little change between the Galway outfits which started the 2017 and 2018 All-Ireland SHC finals.

From The42 Big opportunity for Conan as Schmidt resists temptation to make change at 9 Depth

Big opportunity for Conan as Schmidt resists temptation to make change at 9

Conor Murray will be at scrum-half against the Wallabies tomorrow.

From The42 Scannell and Herring impress as Ireland's depth continues to grow Options

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

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

From The42 Leinster's fresh faces make their presence truly felt against Munster Depth

Leinster's fresh faces make their presence truly felt against Munster

The likes of James Lowe and Jack Conan came in to make a big impact in the win over Munster.

From The42 Joe Schmidt's third Six Nations title with Ireland shows his enduring quality Joe Show

Joe Schmidt's third Six Nations title with Ireland shows his enduring quality

The Kiwi is arguably Ireland’s greatest ever head coach.

From The42 Back row competition points to Ireland's much-improved depth Options

Back row competition points to Ireland's much-improved depth

Building depth has been a key goal since the 2015 World Cup quarter-final exit.

From The42 All Black locks get a rest even with title on the line in Buenos Aires Depth

All Black locks get a rest even with title on the line in Buenos Aires

While most countries would be sending out their best, most experienced side, New Zealand are building depth for the 2019 World Cup.

From The42 Waisake Naholo back in black as New Zealand take aim at 'Boks Depth

Waisake Naholo back in black as New Zealand take aim at 'Boks

The wing has endured a torrid time with injury, but has managed to win seven Test caps since his debut last year.

From The42 'Clunky, wooden' Julian Savea dropped by All Blacks as Israel Dagg returns DAGGER

'Clunky, wooden' Julian Savea dropped by All Blacks as Israel Dagg returns

The world player of the year-nominated Hurricanes wing won’t play on his home turf this weekend.

From The42 Ireland international Jackson to make his Ulster return against Munster A Depth

Ireland international Jackson to make his Ulster return against Munster A

The 23-year-old hasn’t played under Joe Schmidt since last year’s Six Nations.

From The42 Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth RISE UP

Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth

The likes of Caolin Blade have given Pat Lam some welcome selection headaches for the coming weeks.

From The42 Argentinian international Guinazu joins Munster on short-term contract Journeyman

Argentinian international Guinazu joins Munster on short-term contract

The 36-times capped hooker will provide cover in a position where the province have been injury-hit.

From The42 Man of the Match Fitzgerald praises Leinster depth Reaction

Man of the Match Fitzgerald praises Leinster depth

Meanwhile, Joe Schmidt admitted his side “still need a miracle” if they are to progress to the next round of the Heineken Cup.

From The42 Building: Connacht add to squad for another Heineken Cup season Depth

Building: Connacht add to squad for another Heineken Cup season

The western province have signed Jason Harris-Wright and Brian Murphy on one-year contracts.

From The42 Thinning out: Ireland's back row resources are set to be tested Opinion

Thinning out: Ireland's back row resources are set to be tested

With the Six Nations less than a month away injuries are starting to hit Declan Kidney’s squad hard, who will he ask to step up?