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# depth - Saturday 11 January, 2020

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

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

# depth - Saturday 30 November, 2019

'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.

# depth - Friday 4 October, 2019

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.

# depth - Thursday 12 September, 2019

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

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

# depth - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

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.

# depth - Saturday 30 March, 2019

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.

# depth - Thursday 24 January, 2019

'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?

# depth - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'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.

# depth - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

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.

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.

# depth - Friday 16 November, 2018

'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.

# depth - Thursday 8 November, 2018

'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.

# depth - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

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

Joe Schmidt has very strong options in the locking department

# depth - Thursday 25 October, 2018

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.

# depth - Monday 10 September, 2018

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.

# depth - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

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.

# depth - Friday 22 June, 2018

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

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

# depth - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

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.

# depth - Saturday 19 May, 2018

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.

# depth - Sunday 11 March, 2018

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

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

# depth - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

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.

# depth - Thursday 28 September, 2017

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.

# depth - Thursday 6 October, 2016

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.

# depth - Thursday 16 June, 2016

'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.

# depth - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

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.

# depth - Thursday 18 December, 2014

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.

# depth - Monday 1 September, 2014

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.

# depth - Saturday 12 January, 2013

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.

# depth - Thursday 17 May, 2012

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.

# depth - Monday 9 January, 2012

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?