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#Joe Schmidt

# joe-schmidt - Friday 24 April, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Irish Rugby rubbish criticisms, Pep’s going home & all today’s sport

Also, AP McCoy prepares to say farewell and one Irish pundit wants Jack Grealish to feature against Scotland.

Schmidt and IRFU answer ‘grossly inaccurate’ O’Connor criticisms of player management

David Nucifora and Joe Schmidt have underlined the value of Ireland’s player management system.

‘We will try to influence him’ – Joe Schmidt on Paul O’Connell’s future

Ireland’s head coach ‘would be delighted’ if O’Connell extends his career beyond the World Cup.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Paul O’Connell will melt your phone – it’s Comments of the Week

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# joe-schmidt - Thursday 16 April, 2015

IRFU confirm new contract talks with Joe Schmidt

The organisation is keen to get the Kiwi signed on before the World Cup.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 11 April, 2015

5 players Joe Schmidt will be keeping a close eye on in the Pro12

We’ve picked out two Leinster players and one each from Munster, Ulster and Connacht.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Joe Schmidt gets his hands on more silverware

The mantelpiece at Chez Schmidt is starting to fill up.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 6 April, 2015

Analysis: How good was Ireland coach Joe Schmidt in his playing days?

We break down the Manawatu left wing’s contributions to a near miss against France in 1989.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Returning SOB and Six Nations champions boost O’Connor’s Leinster

The Australian head coach says the likes of Jamie Heaslip have brought a ‘very positive vibe’ back with them.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

After another 6 Nations success, who would you like to see in Ireland’s World Cup squad?

With the champions’ squad already stocked with in-form players, Joe Schmidt has some tough calls to name a 31-man squad.

‘He studies the game unbelievably hard’ – Ireland’s players laud Schmidt

Captain Paul O’Connell says the players’ trust in their head coach has never wavered.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 23 March, 2015

The42′s big 6 Nations awards extravaganza

Put down that ice-pack and get your tux on for our big end-of-Championship bash.

Analysis: Ireland’s attacking belief flows to fire them to Six Nations title

In the first part of a study of Ireland’s attack against Scotland, we look at captain Paul O’Connell’s early try.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Letter from Edinburgh: Ireland’s travelling support play a blinder

Captain Paul O’Connell said it was ‘incredible’ to win the Six Nations in front of a big Irish crowd.

‘I felt strong again’ – The Tullow Tank is back to his rampaging best Sob

‘I felt strong again’ – The Tullow Tank is back to his rampaging best

Sean O’Brien was man of the match as Ireland secured a second consecutive Six Nations title.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Schmidt: ‘I’ve got a sick son, the reality for me is a long way from rugby’

Ireland’s head coach pushed the credit for back-to-back Six Nations on the players and his coaching staff.

The greatest 6 Nations day ends with the sweetest of all Ireland’s titles

Disruptions could have played havoc on Ireland’s campaign, but they held it together throughout.

Four-try Ireland move into strong Six Nations position before England face France

Joe Schmidt’s men scored four tries in a hugely entertaining game at Murrayfield.

‘I owe him a fair bit’ – Joe Schmidt and Vern Cotter ready for chess match

The Kiwi pair won a Top 14 title together at Clermont back in 2010.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Ireland still without clarity over Wayne Barnes’ final scrum penalty call

Head coach Joe Schmidt indicated a degree of unhappiness with the Englishman’s performances in the Six Nations.

Ex-Scotland coach says ‘pretty ordinary’ Joe Schmidt is not a messiah

Jim Telfer believes the Ireland boss is over-rated.

Here’s the team that will attempt to deny Ireland a Six Nations title

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has made two changes for a clash with the ‘hugely motivated’ Irish.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Lessons learned in Cardiff might save Ireland in the World Cup – Mike Ross

Two Kiwi head coaches go up against each other at Murrayfield this weekend.

Ireland international Jackson to make his Ulster return against Munster A

The 23-year-old hasn’t played under Joe Schmidt since last year’s Six Nations.

Analysis: Where does Ireland’s attack stand under Joe Schmidt?

We’ve broken down what Ireland are attempting to do and where they can improve.

‘Scotland game will be the biggest challenge of Joe Schmidt’s international career’

The nature of the Wales defeat has led to disproportionate levels of gloom, writes Simon Hick.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Analysis: Ireland get taste of own medicine in early stages against Wales

Warren Gatland’s men dominated the early aerial exchanges at the Millennium Stadium.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 16 March, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Poyet sacked, McIlroy gets his own video game and today’s sport

There is also an update on the International Rule series and sad news about an Australian boxer.

Ireland players ‘fearful’ as Schmidt ponders changes for Scotland trip

Ireland have reported a clean bill of health following their disappointing defeat in Cardiff.

‘I was close’ – Ireland’s Bowe agonisingly short of crucial try against Wales

‘I was close’ – Ireland’s Bowe agonisingly short of crucial try against Wales

The right wing was halted within a metre of the Wales line in the second half.

Schmidt pushes Ireland to look towards Scotland after defeat in Wales

Eoin Reddan says the Ireland head coach told his players ‘not to dwell on’ their loss.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 15 March, 2015

O’Connell keen to move past Cardiff disappointment before Scotland showdown Poc

O’Connell keen to move past Cardiff disappointment before Scotland showdown

The Ireland captain says ‘it’s up to individuals to lift themselves’ after defeat in Wales.

Schmidt sees no need for overhaul after Millennium Stadium defeat

The Kiwi faces a sleepless week as he reflects on the what ifs and the maybes of the Cardiff loss.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Ireland have ‘no gripes’ with Wayne Barnes after Wales defeat

Joe Schmidt said his side have to take responsibility for ‘what happens in our ruck’.

O’Connell left looking towards Scotland after giving ‘a leg up’ to Wales

The centurion and captain bemoaned the early glut of penalties conceded as a crucial part of Ireland’s loss.

‘We’ve only got ourselves to blame’ — Joe Schmidt

The Kiwi lamented the loss of the aerial battle as Wales shaded all the fine margins in Cardiff.

Here’s how we rated Ireland in the heart-stopping defeat to Wales

Ireland trailed 12 – 0 in Cardiff and couldn’t reel Wales in during an intense contest.

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations

Could Ireland continue their bid for back-to-back titles? We had live updates of all the action at the Millennium Stadium.

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