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    Interesting that we're releasing a lot of info now that was kept under wraps under Joe. Stuff like this, development players and the stock take aren't new but Farrell's approach to them is.
     
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    https://www.sportsjoe.ie/rugby/keith-earls-brian-odriscoll-209600

    Hard to believe but people are actually talking about Keith Earls at 13 in 2019. Was decent against Wales, give him his due but he's not an actual option there in anything other than a break glass scenario. To be fair it's in the context of versatility of the bench, but surely Addison is a better option from that point of view.
     
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    Yeah it is pretty crazy. He's just not a centre, even at provincial level.
     
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    Doris and Henshaw both cleared from the HIA protocol.
     
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    Great news, would start Doris (and Henshaw)
     
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    It's all about the 4th April bruh. The only grand slam I care about is Leinster's one.
     
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    Henshaw is the 13 who was promised. Renounce Ringrose and your false gods and worship the centre pairing who went to fight travellers over a stolen laptop. That's true chemistry.
     
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    Joe Marler will wave them through.
     
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    And drove the pikeys back
     
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    Sent them homeward to think again.
     
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    My knee jerk reaction 23 for Italy

    Kilcoyne
    Kelleher
    Porter (time to back the form front row)
    Henderson (we missed him today)
    Ryan
    Stander
    Van der Flier
    Doris (this at least should be easy)
    Cooney
    Sexton (isn't a better option in the squad sadly)
    Stockdale
    Aki
    Henshaw
    Conway
    Larmour

    Herring
    Healy
    Furlong
    Dillanne
    Deegan (him and Dillanne better impact than Toner/POM)
    McGrath (Murray is done, Lukey is playing well)
    Byrne
    Addison (If he's fit)

    Would be tempted to throw Connors in as well, if Rjngrose is fit he comes in too.

    It's Italy so we can afford to be adventurous.

    If Conway, Larnour and Addison are all out we might actually be on the verge of seeing Dave Kearney in the Six Nations so there is that as an upside I suppose!

     
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    I think the calls for new props are a bit overdone, I wouldn't be disappointed to see either Kilcoyne or Porter start I think they are lacking in comparison to the starters in scrummaging. I think Furlong's passing game is very important to us as well.

    Kelleher has to start. I can understand his usage up to now but he's up to speed enough now. Herring is solid but he's just a guy, he'll never win us a match. Kelleher can.

    Similar reasoning with Doris but I admit I'm not sure at this stage I'm not entirely sure whether it's POM or VDF I'd drop.

    This changes I feel along with Henderson back in will make our pack a completely different animal, makes it so much easier for everyone having more impact carriers than not in the pack. Those along with Cooney and Ringrose would be the only changes I'd look at for now. There's still a Championship within reach and a summer your that will require loads of rotation due to a long season.
     
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    That's fair about the scrum, our scrum with the first choice hasn't been flying either though and against Italy I'd trust Kilcoyne/Porter. Would probably revert back to the others in Paris.
     
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    I've said for a long time that the lack of depth at half-back for Ireland could well be their undoing.
     
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    Will be interesting to see who is released this week back to clubs.
     
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