Ruckedtobits wrote: ↑March 23rd, 2021, 7:49 pm Post Six Nations Ranking Chart
Criteria For 2020-21 Ranking Chart
1. Players may only be included once on the list
2. All players listed in positions in which they have played.
3. Players are listed at the highest level possible in a suitable position.
4. Listing is based on match (i.e. not training) performances from 1st January 2020 up till 22 March 2021.
5. Players listed as injured have been announced as "long-term" injuries by their Provinces.
Not Eligible (9)
Ireland XV Depth Chart - 23 March 2021
Squad Alpha - A & B Squad Delta C & D 15. H. Keenan M Lowry* M. Haley* Jimmy O'Brien* 14. K Earls J Larmour A Conway R Baloucombe* 13. G Ringrose C Farrell J Hume* R O'Loughlin 12. R Henshaw B Aki S McCloskey C Frawley* 11. D Kearney J Stockdale J Lowe A Woottam* 10. J Sexton J Carbery R Byrne J Carty 9. C Murray J G Park K Marmion L McGrath 8. CJ Stander J Conan P Boyle* G Coombes* 7. W Connors JVd Flyer P O'Mahony S Penny* 6. T Beirne C Doris R Ruddock R Baird 5. Jas Ryan G Thornbury* T Ahern* D.Toner 4. I Henderson Q Roux U Dillane C Izuchukwu* 3. T Furlong A Porter J Ryan F Bealham 2. R Herring R Kelleher D Heffernan J Treacy 1. C Healy D Kilcoyne J Cronin* P Dooley*
* Uncapped player
b] Squad Epsilon E & F 15. S Daly* T O'Halloran 14. C Nash* P Sullivan* 13. L Marshall T Farrell* 12. Tom O'Brien* Tom Daly* 11. D Sweetnam C Kelleher* 10. B Burns H Byrne* 9. J Cooney C Blade* 8. J O'Donoghue J O'Sullivan* 7. Jaryd Butler* C Oliver* 6. D Leavy Josh Murphy* 5. J Dunne* N Murray* 4. F Wycherly* K Treadwell 3. T O'Toole* M Bent 2. KO'Byrne* D Sheehan* 1. Ed Byrne E O'Sullivan
* Uncapped player
On this occasion, rather than continue the rankings down to eight teams as previously, we have decided to outline rankings for players born after 1st January 1996, the next generation. We have outlined them as Squad X - 30 players whom we consider will figure at National level in the coming seasons:
Squad X Depth Chart
- [list=] 15. H Keenan; Jimmy O'Brien* 14. J Larmour; R Baloucombe* 13. Tom O'Brien*; S French* 12. C Frawley*; J Hume* 11. S Daly; C Nash* 10. H Byrne*; B Healy* 9. C Casey; C Reilly* 8. C Doris; G Coombes* 7. W Connors; S Penny* 6. R Baird; P Boyle* 5. Jas Ryan; T Ahern* 4. F Wycherly*; J Dunne* 3. T O'Toole; T Clarkson* 2. R Kelleher; D Sheehan* 1. A Porter; J Wyncherly*
Just a reminder of our Irish Depth Chart as ranked at the end of March, I.e. post 6N. Who's been lucky and who's been unfortunate in light of the Farrell summer tests selection?
Some more players have joined the injured list and some have come off it. However, players like Lowry, Hume, Marmion and Woottam have a right to wonder how they lost the coin toss given their form in 2021. Andrew Conway, Ross Moloney and Peter Dooley are fortunate to be included but perhaps each player offers something not offered by others..
Interested to hear other perspectives.