Ireland Squad 2018/2019

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    Jean Kleyn trained with Ireland this week.

    Rhys Marshall also was invited up to observe. May have been others from other provinces.
     
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    Henshaw will jump straight back in, he's Joe's favourite player.
     
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    So McGrath looked badly injured today which would result in him joining Cooney and Marmion missing the start of the 6n.

    Who the hell comes in?
     
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    Caolin Blade is in good form. After that the cupboard is bare. It'd probably be Dave Shanahan, Nick McCarthy and Neil Cronin in that order. Jamison Gibson Park qualifies during the summer.
     
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    Slim slim pickings. Murray better get some extra cardio in, he's playing 80 whenever possible.
     
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    Maybe Sale have someone?
     
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    James Mitchell at Connacht

    a) Sale academy
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    Ticks all the boxes for new IRFU caps.
     
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    Sure Faf O’Klerk isn’t Irish?
     
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    *Looks at England's starting 9s*

    It's ok, you're alright lads.
     
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    Very slim but still a lot better than a few years ago. With Luke McGrath almost certainly out for an extended period, I wonder will Hugh O'Sullivan push ahead of Nick McCarthy as Leinster's primary backup? There's no point picking McCarthy if he's off at the end of the season and O'Sullivan has more appearances this season. Given all the injuries at 9, O'Sullivan could push up to number 6 on the depth chart, at least until Gibson Park is qualified. He's looked good in his cameos so far.

    I'd have no problem with Caolin Blade benching for Ireland given his form. Beyond that, Ireland are in trouble in the short term.
     
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    Call the Dunc.
     
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    Squad expected to be announced this week. You’d imagine we’ll see something like:
    Props: Porter, Furlong, Ryan, Healy, McGrath, Kilcoyne
    Hooker: Best, Cronin, Scannell
    Locks: Ryan, Toner, Beirne, Roux, Dillane (would prefer Thornbury but won’t happen)
    Back Row: Ruddock, Van Der Flier, Conan, Murphy, Stander, and O’Brien/O’Mahony/Leavy if they’re fit.
    Scrumhalves: Murray, Blade and Cooney if fit
    Outhalves: Sexton, Carbery, Byrne
    Centers: Henshaw, Aki, Ringrose, Farrell, Other Farrell (hopefully), Addison
    Back Three: Kearney, Larmour, Stockdale, Earls, Conway

    Adam Byrne has been in great form and would deserve it but from a
    Leinster POV I’d prefer if he was here for us in the league given that he’s unlikely to play.

    You’d imagine Henderson and Marmiom will come in as the tournament goes on.
     
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    Hello,
    I want to know : what do you think about Tiernan O'Halloran ?
     
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    A good player but won't be in squad. Too many others in top top form and Schmidt isn't a fan of his.
     
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    Apparently Blade will be the only new cap in the squad. Hardly surprising as we approach crunch time but I thought guys like t Farrell might have made the extended cut.
     
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    Jean Kleyn will be training though. Obviously not official member though and wont be in Portugal
     
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    Forwards (21)

    Rory Best (Ulster/Banbridge) 113 caps (c)

    Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 4 caps

    Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 11 caps

    Sean Cronin (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 65 caps

    Ultan Dillane (Connacht/Corinthians) 11 caps

    Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf) 28 caps

    Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 84 caps

    Iain Henderson (Ulster/Queens University) 42 caps

    Dave Kilcoyne (Munster/UL Bohemians) 24 caps

    Jack McGrath (Leinster/St Marys College) 53 caps

    Jordi Murphy (Ulster/Lansdowne) 26 caps

    Sean O’Brien (Leinster/UCD) 52 caps

    Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 52 caps (vc)

    Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 11 caps

    Rhys Ruddock (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 21 caps

    James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 13 caps

    John Ryan (Munster/Cork Constitution) 16 caps

    Niall Scannell (Munster/Dolphin) 11 caps

    CJ Stander (Munster/Shannon) 28 caps

    Devin Toner (Leinster/Lansdowne) 63 caps

    Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 13 caps

    Backs (17)

    Will Addison (Ulster/Enniskillen) 3 caps

    Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 12 caps

    Caolin Blade (Connacht/Galwegians) 0 caps

    Joey Carbery (Munster/Clontarf) 16 caps

    Jack Carty (Connacht/Buccaneers) 0 caps

    Andrew Conway (Munster/Garryowen) 10 caps

    John Cooney (Ulster/Terenure College) 4 caps

    Keith Earls (Munster/Young Munster) 72 caps

    Chris Farrell (Munster/Young Munster) 3 caps

    Tom Farrell (Connacht/TBC) 0 caps

    Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers) 36 caps

    Rob Kearney (Leinster/UCD) 87 caps

    Jordan Larmour (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 9 caps

    Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 67 caps

    Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 17 caps

    Jonathan Sexton (Leinster/St Marys College) 78 caps (vc)

    Jacob Stockdale (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 14 caps
     
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    Ross Byrne hurt for not being a starter for Leinster it seems.
    So overall the Joey Carbery decision to move to us seems to be proven correct. & Carty earned his spot.
    Tom Farrell is a good call and interestingly it seems now that maybe Addison is a back 3 player with capability of being a centre.

    No Dan Leavy either
     
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    Ross Byrne is very unlucky but Jack Carty is playing extremely well. When you look at the talent of players who aren't in the squad, it's a sign Ireland are in a very good place at the moment.

    Ever since Connacht demolished Leinster at the tail end of last season, Jack Carty has shown a level of form which I didn't realise was in him. He's fully deserving of his place in the squad, as are Caolin Blade and Tom Farrell. Andy Friend is doing a brilliant job getting those players up to the standard they're now at.
     
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    and kicker if we were in dire straits.
     
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