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# joe-schmidt - Today’s News

Analysis: Do the statistics back up Joe Schmidt's rebuke about Ireland's attack?

The Ireland head coach was frustrated with suggestions his side play an attritional game.

'I try not to get distracted by people who throw out opinions and not back it up'

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has defended the nature of his team’s attacking tactics.

Schmidt backs 'great orchestrator' Sexton to lift Ireland for France 10

Schmidt backs 'great orchestrator' Sexton to lift Ireland for France

The 31-year-old is back at out-half in place of Paddy Jackson ahead of tomorrow’s Six Nations clash.

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# joe-schmidt - Yesterday’s News

Testy session with Schmidt's seniors has raised U20s' game for France showdown

Lock Oisin Dowling is confident Nigel Carolan’s side can produce a much-improved performance tomorrow night.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Ireland management want Carbery to get 'more exposure' at out-half with Leinster

The 21-year-old will feature for the province in the Pro12 this weekend as he continues his comeback from injury.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 20 February, 2017

In-form Leavy always striving for improvement after seizing his chance with both hands

The Leinster flanker was superb on Friday, and last night was included in Joe Schmidt’s squad for France.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'We're under the hammer' - Big selection calls for Ireland before France test

Joe Schmidt is pleased to see his forwards looking more comfortable when passing the ball.

Schmidt pleased with Heaslip's new deal and hopes to see Ryan sign on

The 33-year-olds remain important players for Ireland.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 17 February, 2017

Ireland 'quietly confident' over Kearney as Sexton hits his markers

Joe Schmidt provided an injury update after Ireland’s training session in Monaghan today.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 13 February, 2017

The42 Rugby Show: Ireland hooker Sean Cronin's insight into Schmidt's demands Roman Holiday This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Ireland hooker Sean Cronin's insight into Schmidt's demands

The injured Leinster man joined Murray Kinsella to talk about the facile win in Rome.

Analysis: Whatever about the try, Ringrose's defence will have excited Schmidt

The 22-year-old showed promising signs in defence against Italy last weekend.

Schmidt's Ireland in a better place after being 'spooked' early in Six Nations

The Ireland head coach won’t be getting over the round-one defeat in Scotland just yet though.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Stander to the fore as Ireland get back on track with dismantling of Italy

A nine-try victory in Rome brings Ireland back into contention for the Six Nations title.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Schmidt praises debutant Scannell after Ireland build big win from solid start

The Munster man got a late call to face Italy as Rory Best was unable to play.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 10 February, 2017

'I'm more of a realist now' - Ryan returns to lead Ireland with his actions

The 33-year-old was left out last weekend in Edinburgh but is back for the Italy clash.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Analysis: Ireland tried to play at Murrayfield but just weren't good enough at it

There was lots of intent from Ireland but their execution was extremely inconsistent.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Analysis: Scottish trick play lowlights a bad day for Ireland's lineout and maul

Simon Easterby’s pack missed some big opportunities at key points in the game.

The42 Rugby Show: how Ireland can get their campaign back on track after Murrayfield defeat

Johne Murphy joins Murray Kinsella to dissect the opening weekend action.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 6 February, 2017

Schmidt unlikely to make 'knee-jerk reactions' after defeat in Edinburgh

The Ireland head coach believes his team can fix the defensive problems they suffered against Scotland.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 4 February, 2017

'It looks like a very tough championship to win, but we're not out of it'

Joe Schmidt doesn’t think Ireland were complacent before their awful start in Edinburgh.

'We arrived at the stadium 10 or 15 minutes late. We were late for most things in the first half'

Joe Schmidt left to ponder what might have been after disappointing defeat to Scotland.

Ireland's Six Nations simmers into action today against pressurising Scots

Joe Schmidt and his side begin their campaign at Murrayfield this afternoon.

Analysis: Where have Ireland's 36 tries over the last year come from?

Joe Schmidt’s side are heavily reliant on their lineout as a source for their scores.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 3 February, 2017

Finally, Lions selection debates become very real as Six Nations arrives

Joe Schmidt welcomed Warren Gatland into Ireland camp earlier this week.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 2 February, 2017

We'll Leave It There So: Schmidt names team, a Wexford ice-hockey player and today's sport

Elsewhere, another big night ahead for Katie Taylor and Gavan Hennigan completes incredible solo row across the Atlantic.

Sexton making progress but Schmidt unwilling to take risks on Trimble and Ryan

Peter O’Mahony is now also set to miss the first two weekends of the Six Nations.

Henderson, Jackson and O'Brien start as Joe Schmidt names team for Scotland

Ireland’s Six Nations campaign gets underway at Murrayfield on Saturday.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan and Murray Kinsella on Ireland's chances, tactical trends and more Kick Off This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan and Murray Kinsella on Ireland's chances, tactical trends and more

The former Ireland head coach joined us for a live preview of the tournament today.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 27 January, 2017

Open thread: Give us your questions for our live Six Nations preview and win a signed Ireland jersey

Eddie O’Sullivan will join Murray Kinsella for a Facebook Live conversation on Monday.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Ireland target top two in what may be most competitive Six Nations yet

Joe Schmidt is hopeful his key players can stay injury-free in the 2017 championship.

'The potential for injury is evident' - Schmidt understands Murray complaints

The Ireland scrum-half was deeply unhappy at what he perceived as Glasgow targeting his standing leg.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Schmidt confident Sexton and O'Brien will be fit for Six Nations opener

The out-half was forced off in the first half of Leinster’s draw with Castres last weekend.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 23 January, 2017

Uncapped players and Sexton's fitness - 5 talking points from Schmidt's Six Nations squad

The head coach named a 40-man panel this morning.

Two home QFs a fine return for provinces before Six Nations takes focus

Munster and Leinster can look forward to knockout ties in April.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 22 January, 2017

21-year-old Tim Schmidt chasing the professional dream with Toulouse

Joe Schmidt’s son is having a fine season with the French club’s espoirs team.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Aki remains coy on international future despite Connacht commitment

The brilliant centre will be eligible to play for Ireland next year, but he is also available to New Zealand and Samoa.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

European priorities for provinces but Six Nations looms for Schmidt's Ireland

The national team gathered twice over the festive period ahead of the 2017 championship.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Wasps back Moore to win more Ireland caps after excellent early impact

Meanwhile, Dai Young will do his best to keep Irish centre Brendan Macken happy.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 19 December, 2016

Carty overcomes criticism to kick Connacht to spectacular late win

The 24-year-old out-half was rewarded for his hard work in training.

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