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    Potential Irish Squad

    With the depth of players available there will be some very unlucky players I expect:

    My guess at a 32 man squad...

    Healy, McGrath, Kilcoyne
    Best, Scannel, Cronin
    Furlong, Ryan, Porter
    Ryan, Toner, Henderson, Kleyn, Beirne
    POM, SOB, Leavy, CJ, Conan
    Murray, Marmian, McGrath
    Sexton, Carberry
    Henshaw, Aki, Ringrose
    Conway, Earls, Larmour, Stockdale, Kearney

    #2
    Originally posted by In Joe we trust View Post
    With the depth of players available there will be some very unlucky players I expect:

    My guess at a 32 man squad...

    Healy, McGrath, Kilcoyne
    Best, Scannel, Cronin
    Furlong, Ryan, Porter
    Ryan, Toner, Henderson, Kleyn, Beirne
    POM, SOB, Leavy, CJ, Conan
    Murray, Marmian, McGrath
    Sexton, Carberry
    Henshaw, Aki, Ringrose
    Conway, Earls, Larmour, Stockdale, Kearney

    Not much too disagree with there, but remarkable that it woukd leave ‘capped’ players at home like....
    Herring, Killer, Dillane, Roux, Murphy, Vdf, Cooney, Byrne, Farrell, nor leave any space for late breaking form players.
    Last edited by jagawayagain; 24th-June-2018, 10:43.

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      #3
      I'd be shocked to see Kleyn break into the squad this late personally.

      Just the 31 man squad allowed I think? I reckon we could also go with 5 props like 2015 with Killer likely to be the unlucky one.

      A lot depends on SOB being fit and on form. He'd really add an extra spark to the team

      2 from Marmion/McGrath/Cooney is a tough pick
      2 from Scannell/Cronin/Herring is a tough pick

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        #4
        Originally posted by garryowen2323 View Post
        I'd be shocked to see Kleyn break into the squad this late personally.

        Just the 31 man squad allowed I think? I reckon we could also go with 5 props like 2015 with Killer likely to be the unlucky one.

        A lot depends on SOB being fit and on form. He'd really add an extra spark to the team

        2 from Marmion/McGrath/Cooney is a tough pick
        2 from Scannell/Cronin/Herring is a tough pick
        If it's him vs Roux he must have a shot...
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          #5
          Originally posted by In Joe we trust View Post
          With the depth of players available there will be some very unlucky players I expect:

          My guess at a 32 man squad...

          Healy, McGrath, Kilcoyne
          Best, Scannel, Cronin
          Furlong, Ryan, Porter
          Ryan, Toner, Henderson, Kleyn, Beirne
          POM, SOB, Leavy, CJ, Conan
          Murray, Marmian, McGrath
          Sexton, Carberry
          Henshaw, Aki, Ringrose
          Conway, Earls, Larmour, Stockdale, Kearney
          It's a 31 man squad for the RWC, so you'd probably lose one of the props. You'll also need a third player to cover fly-half given the restrictions around calling up replacements and the fact that none of the other backs have any experience of covering that position, so would need to lose a player from elsewhere, probably from the second row.

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            #6
            Farrell has to go. Kearney out and Henshaw can cover full back.
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            AG gets the responses he does because he is a journalist..

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              #7
              Writing off Farrell so soon? I'm excited for his come back.
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                #8
                I believe that Cooney can cover ten at an absolute stretch. I think you will need 6 props and 3 hookers, but probably only 8 other forwards with 1 or 2 5.5's. Leaving 14 backs, 3 *9, 2*10, 3 centres and a 13.5 and 5 back 5 players.

                I'd say Farrell has a fair chance depending on form.
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                  #9
                  Cooney at McGrath's (the small, not the big) place because he can cover 9-10.
                  Why Jean Kleyn or Quinn Roux? Is Ultan Dillane lost?
                  What will be SOB's condition? With Tadgh Beirne playing lock or back row, we maybe won't need so many backrowers.
                  And anyway, would be surprised we won't have any injuries to report (I keep my fingers crossed so it won't happen)
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                    #10
                    There is possibly leeway for another 1 or 2 young bucks over the next year. The likes of Max Deegan now could have a breakthrough season with club.

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                      #11
                      If it was picked today imo 17/14.

                      Healy, McGrath,
                      Best, Scannel, Cronin
                      Furlong, Ryan, Porter
                      Ryan, Toner, Henderson, Kleyn,
                      POM, Beirne
                      Leavy, SOB (or I fear, another 7)
                      CJ,
                      Murray, Marmian, McGrath/cooney
                      Sexton, Carberry
                      Henshaw, Aki, Ringrose, Scannell
                      Conway, Earls, Larmour, Stockdale, Kearney

                      I expect to see scannell play the odd game in the p14 at 10 this year at the request of st. joe. he's the best option to cover 10/12, both of which would be light. Henshaw underwhelmed at 12 in Oz IMO. Aki and Scannell would give 2 great differing options at 12.

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                        #12
                        Killer, Cronin
                        Marshall, Herring, Byrne
                        Bealham, Herbst, Archer
                        Dillane, Roux, Threadwell, Holland
                        TOD, Ruddock, Conan, JVDF, Jordi

                        McGrath, Williams, Blade
                        Byrne, Keatley, Carty,
                        McCloskey, Farrell, Arnold,
                        Gilroy, Sweetnam/Lyttle, Adyolokun,
                        Haley, TOH

                        The Ireland A squad. They would beat any team outside top 10 IMO. Some depth now facing into RWC.

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                          #13
                          The 3rd XV, plus finishers.
                          Kearney
                          Sweetness Scannell McCloskey Healy
                          Byrne McGrath
                          Cronin Marshall Porter
                          Dillane Kleyn
                          Ruddock Murphy VdeF
                          Kilcoyne Cronin Bealham Ryan(D) Deegan Cooney McFadden Zebo

                          They could go a long way
                          Gwan Joe!!

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