Irish Depth Chart 2020-21

Forum for the discussion of all International Rugby

Moderator: moderators

Ruckedtobits
Shane Jennings
Posts: 5444
Joined: April 10th, 2011, 10:23 am

Re: Irish Depth Chart 2020-21

Post by Ruckedtobits »

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.

Injured (5)
Will Addison
Adam Byrne
Angus Curtis
Max Deegan
Conor O'Brien

Not Eligible (9)
Simon Zebo
Donnchadh Ryan
Paddy Jackson
Stuart Olding
Niyi Adolokun
Darren O’Shea
Dave O’Callaghan
Mick Kearney
Ian Nagle


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*         
[/pre][/list]

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.
Ruckedtobits
Shane Jennings
Posts: 5444
Joined: April 10th, 2011, 10:23 am

Re: Irish Depth Chart 2020-21

Post by Ruckedtobits »

Ruckedtobits wrote: June 15th, 2021, 7:53 am
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.

Injured (15)
Gary Ringrose
Dan Leavy
Will Connors
Dave Kearney
Adam Byrne
Angus Curtis
Max Deegan
Conor O'Brien
Tom Farrell
John Cooney
Eric O'Sullivan
Gavin Thornbury
Tommy O'Brien
Ciaran Frawley
Andrew Porter

Not Eligible (11)
Donnchadh Ryan
Paddy Jackson
Stuart Olding
Niyi Adolokun
Darren O’Shea
Dave O’Callaghan
James Hart
Mick Kearney
Ian Nagle
Sean O'Brien (LI)
Sean O'Brien (Exeter)

Eligible not Considered (5)
Jonathan Sexton
Keith Earls
Cian Healy
Simon Zebo
CJ Stander

Lions v SA (7)
Henshaw
Bundee Aki
Murray
Furlong
Henderson
Conan
Beirne

As more players have joined the injured list and some have come off it and others are omitted by overseas engagement, Farrell's choices are constrained. However, possibly players like Lowry, 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. Are there others who should have been included as injured, overseas or just not considered? I count 38 players from the lists above who for one reason or another is not available for this Irish selection. Not all would be of the requisite standard but considering those who might be real contenders, it gives some idea of our current depth of players........but also of the toll of injuries our game tolerates and survives.
Post Reply