# joe-schmidt - Thursday 22 January, 2015
Picking 46 men gave Schmidt a lot of flexibility to include guys recovering from long-term injury.
The only two non-internationals in Schmidt’s squad are playing catch-up, but don’t rule them out of an autumn trip to England.
At least Clive had the excuse of travelling to New Zealand, Schmidt is only bringing the lads to Carton House.
Jonathan Sexton is also among the extended squad, despite being ruled out of at least the opening fixture.
Saints, scholars and super powers?
# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 20 January, 2015
There are a total of four uncapped players in the Welsh squad, including exciting 19-year-old Tyler Morgan.
Craig Ronaldson has also been ruled out for at least two weeks, but Jake Heenan is set to make a return against Germany this Saturday.
The 28-year-old has proven himself at loosehead in the absence of Cian Healy and Jack McGrath.
The Leinster back is favourite to wear 10 for Ireland against Italy in just over a fortnight’s time.
# joe-schmidt - Monday 19 January, 2015
The 25-year-old lock will undergo ankle surgery today but may be back in time to face Ireland.
# joe-schmidt - Thursday 15 January, 2015
Meanwhile, Matt O’Connor says Jack McGrath has ‘learned the lesson’ from his suspension for stamping.
# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 7 January, 2015
We take a look at the trio of candidates to start at out-half in the Six Nations opener against Italy.
32-times capped Ireland prop Tom Court continues to march to his own unique beat at London Irish.
# joe-schmidt - Monday 5 January, 2015
If Joe Schmidt can call on the likes of Johnny Sexton, Sean O’Brien and Cian Healy, there is hope of Irish success.
# joe-schmidt - Friday 2 January, 2015
Also, Alex Ferguson forging Roy Keane, Henry Shefflin agreeing to ‘one more year’ and other possibilities.
# joe-schmidt - Thursday 1 January, 2015
Have Luke Marshall or Felix Jones done enough to make the breakthrough?
# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 30 December, 2014
‘I’m 27 years old and hopefully coming into my prime,’ says the Leinster back.
# joe-schmidt - Monday 29 December, 2014
Murray Kinsella was at Stade de France as Brian O’Driscoll was given a fitting international finale.
# joe-schmidt - Saturday 27 December, 2014
Joe Schmidt has enjoyed a fruitful first full year as head coach, guiding his players to Six Nations glory.
# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 24 December, 2014
No surprise that Brian O’Driscoll’s finale features quite a bit.
# joe-schmidt - Sunday 21 December, 2014
Meanwhile, Joe Schmidt was named Manager of the Year and Brian O’Driscoll entered the Hall of Fame.
# joe-schmidt - Friday 19 December, 2014
The 10 nominees include Joe Schmidt, Brian Cody and Peter Taylor.
# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 16 December, 2014
Current coach Steve Hansen has signed a two-year extension with New Zealand.
# joe-schmidt - Saturday 13 December, 2014
Andy Carroll took a bit of a hiding too.
# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 10 December, 2014
The rugby coach beat the likes of Paul McGinley and Aidan O’Brien to the prize today.
# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 9 December, 2014
Though we won’t have Nigel Owens either.
# joe-schmidt - Sunday 7 December, 2014
The success of female athletes over the last twelve months has been rewarded with nominations in both categories.
# joe-schmidt - Saturday 29 November, 2014
Joe Schmidt also has mythical powers when it comes to animals mating… apparently.
# joe-schmidt - Thursday 27 November, 2014
The centre and wing positions look to have the most for Joe Schmidt to think about.
# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 26 November, 2014
Put on the kettle, roll out the biscuits and help us pick the 17 forwards Joe Schmidt should take to the World Cup.
We take a look at the issue of offloading and ask ‘when is the right time to offload?’
# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 25 November, 2014
Ireland have been beating the world’s top teams with a strong kicking game and sound fundamentals.
Our rugby writers have selected the matchday squads they think Joe Schmidt will rely on in 10 months’ time.
# joe-schmidt - Sunday 23 November, 2014
We break down Ireland’s scintillating opening 16 minutes against Michael Cheika’s side last night.
Ireland head coach “recovering well” following surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital.
The captain did get a sense of satisfaction from Ireland’s second half performance.
# joe-schmidt - Saturday 22 November, 2014
Including Paul O’Connell’s ability to age like fine wine.
Chieka’s men fought hard but tries from Zebo and Bowe, as well as Sexton’s kicking, saw Schmidt’s side on top.
Ireland’s captain says there has been little talk of a win, but more focus on improving against the Wallabies.
# joe-schmidt - Friday 21 November, 2014
The Ireland captain says last year’s defeat to the Australia was ‘probably the toughest day since Joe has been in charge’.