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#Depth

# depth - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

United will have to bolster squad in order to catch City, admits Solskjaer
# Depth
# Depth

United will have to bolster squad in order to catch City, admits Solskjaer

Tue 9:41 PM 6,344 Views 17 Comments

‘We want to take the next step and it might be that we need a couple more,’ acknowledged the Norwegian.

# depth - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Dundalk add former LOI Premier Division top scorer Ogedi-Uzokwe to their ranks
# Depth
# Depth

Dundalk add former LOI Premier Division top scorer Ogedi-Uzokwe to their ranks

Feb 24th 2021, 4:05 PM 4,223 Views 1 Comment

The Londoner arrives at Oriel Park after recent stints with Derry and Sligo, with a brief spell in Israel sandwiched between.

# depth - Friday 27 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 27th 2020, 1:01 AM 5,845 Views 7 Comments

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

# depth - Sunday 6 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 6th 2020, 1:55 PM 7,773 Views 4 Comments

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

# depth - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,474 Views 31 Comments

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.

# depth - Thursday 6 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 6th 2020, 6:17 PM 11,760 Views 14 Comments

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

# depth - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 4th 2020, 12:28 PM 7,938 Views 11 Comments

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

# depth - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 8th 2020, 11:45 AM 9,210 Views 17 Comments

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

# depth - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 21st 2020, 7:30 AM 7,327 Views 40 Comments

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

# depth - Saturday 11 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 11,013 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Competition
# Competition

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

Nov 30th 2019, 6:00 AM 9,754 Views 2 Comments

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
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# Depth

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

Oct 4th 2019, 8:46 AM 5,291 Views 13 Comments

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
# Depth Chart
# Depth Chart

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

Sep 12th 2019, 1:24 PM 49,922 Views 64 Comments

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
# Options
# Options

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

Apr 30th 2019, 2:05 PM 7,322 Views 14 Comments

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
# Bounce Back
# Bounce Back

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

Mar 30th 2019, 8:44 AM 6,314 Views 7 Comments

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
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# Depth

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

Jan 24th 2019, 6:06 PM 14,786 Views 29 Comments

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'
# Depth
# Depth

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

Jan 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 23,922 Views 48 Comments

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
# Depth Chart
# Depth Chart

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

Nov 21st 2018, 8:52 AM 11,765 Views 16 Comments

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
# Rotation
# Rotation

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

Nov 21st 2018, 7:31 AM 13,242 Views 8 Comments

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'
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# Depth

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

Nov 16th 2018, 3:05 PM 11,198 Views 29 Comments

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'
# Work In Progress
# Work In Progress

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

Nov 8th 2018, 9:40 PM 8,718 Views 8 Comments

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
# Headache
# Headache

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

Nov 6th 2018, 7:48 AM 10,745 Views 32 Comments

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
# Depth
# Depth

The uncapped inclusions make sense as Schmidt names deep November squad

Oct 25th 2018, 8:30 AM 21,663 Views 9 Comments

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
# Options
# Options

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

Sep 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 5,747 Views 2 Comments

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
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# Depth

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

Aug 22nd 2018, 1:28 PM 11,136 Views 26 Comments

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
# Depth
# Depth

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

Jun 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 9,813 Views 13 Comments

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
# Options
# Options

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

Jun 20th 2018, 6:30 AM 11,615 Views 20 Comments

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

May 19th 2018, 10:15 PM 15,769 Views 81 Comments

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
# Joe Show
# Joe Show

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

Mar 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 31,593 Views 46 Comments

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
# Options
# Options

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

Jan 31st 2018, 1:01 AM 11,530 Views 22 Comments

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
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# Depth

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

Sep 28th 2017, 10:05 AM 5,770 Views 3 Comments

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

Oct 6th 2016, 10:23 AM 4,336 Views 2 Comments

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
# DAGGER
# DAGGER

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

Jun 16th 2016, 10:22 AM 8,796 Views 9 Comments

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
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Ireland international Jackson to make his Ulster return against Munster A

Mar 18th 2015, 1:12 PM 4,359 Views 6 Comments

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
# RISE UP
# RISE UP

Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth

Dec 18th 2014, 6:00 AM 3,590 Views 7 Comments

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
# Journeyman
# Journeyman

Argentinian international Guinazu joins Munster on short-term contract

Sep 1st 2014, 4:13 PM 5,209 Views 10 Comments

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
# Reaction
# Reaction

Man of the Match Fitzgerald praises Leinster depth

Jan 12th 2013, 8:59 PM 12,223 Views 12 Comments

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
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# Depth

Building: Connacht add to squad for another Heineken Cup season

May 17th 2012, 12:19 PM 483 Views 0 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 9th 2012, 5:39 PM 674 Views 2 Comments

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?