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Ireland Depth Chart

Postby WeeWorld » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:44 pm

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Three deep in every position but with three players double jobbing, so 42 players total.

It's no wonder Ireland were playing in blue last saturday.
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Re: Ireland Depth Chart

Postby Dave » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:07 pm

Must be a pisstake?
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Re: Ireland Depth Chart

Postby Jetstream » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:22 pm

Great to see Fergus McFadden featuring but why is he covering only one position? Fergus can play anywhere.
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Re: Ireland Depth Chart

Postby OneMore » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:41 pm

Jetstream wrote:Great to see Fergus McFadden featuring but why is he covering only one position? Fergus can play anywhere.

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Re: Ireland Depth Chart

Postby Bart S » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:47 pm

Depth in irish rugby is clearly better than before and the strongest that i can remember.

Carberry and Byrne COULD become decent 10’s (i think Byrne could turn out to be pretty good in a couple of years) but the fitness of Jonny Sextn is absolutely key to Ireland. Not only is he a top class player but there is no-one else who has consistently delivered at 10 at eurooean or international level.

With Sexton playing as well as he is I am sure he would have been Ireland’s first choice 10, but from an ireland point of view, having another 2 years of paddy jackson’s development for the world cup and pushing Sexton would have been ideal.

Carbery and Byrne are the next best options but neither has the experience nor quality (at least yet) at 10 that PJ has.

Losing Sexton would be a big blow to Ireland regardless butat least with PJ there it would have softened it to some extent.
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Re: Ireland Depth Chart

Postby WeeWorld » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:45 pm

Carbery will get a lot of heineken cup time over the next 2 months plus a couple of derbies.
Then it's up to Joe to give him some decent time in the 6N including as a starter in the Italy game, maybe?
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Re: Ireland Depth Chart

Postby big mervyn » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:53 pm

Dave wrote:Must be a pisstake?

Finding the depth chart hard to fathom?
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Re: Ireland Depth Chart

Postby Dave » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:00 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Dave wrote:Must be a pisstake?

Finding the depth chart hard to fathom?
Think about all the subs
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Re: Ireland Depth Chart

Postby BaggyTrousers » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:51 pm

Pity someone wouldn’t deliver a depth charge to the FIRFUCs instead.
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Re: Ireland Depth Chart

Postby Jackie Brown » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:02 am

No room for Cooney

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Re: Ireland Depth Chart

Postby BaggyTrousers » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:39 pm

Jackie Brown wrote:No room for Cooney

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Re: Ireland Depth Chart

Postby rumncoke » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:37 pm

There is a lot of Rugby between now and the World Cup and the near certainty that at least 3 will pick up a reasonably serious injury .

And much as the press (southern ) love Carberry there are a number of factors which put ?s at the depth chart as written .

Firstly the World Cup squad is limited in number and therefore selection is based on the need for a23 selection rather than position only .

Secondly Joe because of the depth is unlikely to follow the example of previous coaches and expect the core of his squad to play in every game .

Thus in his selection may include a couple utility players .

There are 4 available backs Henshaw ,Larmour ,Addison and Carberry ; the first will
not be selected on that basis but as a centre .


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Re: Ireland Depth Chart

Postby Dublin4 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:17 pm

With his versatility, the return of Fergus McFadden from injury can't come soon enough.
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Re: Ireland Depth Chart

Postby UlsterNo9 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:49 pm

Dublin4 wrote:With his versatility, the return of Fergus McFadden from injury can't come soon enough.


A straight out shoot out between him and Addison for utility back :shock: :shock:
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Re: Ireland Depth Chart

Postby Columbo » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:43 pm

Just listening to Murray Kinsella's podcast there, interestingly he said that Schmidt singled out Eric O'Sullivan as 'one to watch in 2019'... He tends not to mention names by accident
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