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Development players can help future-proof Ireland squad as Farrell faces tight calls

Cian Tracey


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Andy Farrell has some interesting squad decisions to make with the World Cup in mind. Photo: Sportsfile

Andy Farrell has some interesting squad decisions to make with the World Cup in mind. Photo: Sportsfile

Andy Farrell has some interesting squad decisions to make with the World Cup in mind. Photo: Sportsfile

When Andy Farrell first gathered an extended Ireland squad shortly after he took over as head coach at the end of 2019, he included eight uncapped players for what was described as a ‘24-hour mid-season stocktake’.

A month later, naming his first official squad for the 2020 Six Nations, the uncapped representation had dropped to five, but, significantly, Farrell decided to name four development players.


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