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#Joe Schmidt

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Foley backs Conway for Ireland call after strong run at 15 for Munster

The Dublin native has stepped up as an important player in the 15 shirt for Munster.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Ireland’s review must be thorough as they move on from RWC failure

Joe Schmidt will look to learn from any mistakes he made in this failed campaign.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 19 October, 2015

In pics: Irish team return to low-key homecoming

Joe Schmidt’s side are back in the country following yesterday’s disappointing result.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Schmidt: ‘We were probably a little bit naive. We missed a little bit of that experience’

Over and out as Pumas pummel their way into the Rugby World Cup semis.

More quarter-final heartbreak as Ireland fail to recover from an early Puma mauling

Joe Schmidt’s best-laid plans were torn asunder in 10 crazy opening minutes.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Madigan has the confidence and quality to deliver for Ireland tomorrow

The 26-year-old will feel this moment has always been coming.

Schmidt knows what flavour Pop Tarts the Argentines eat! It’s Comments of the Week

Paul O’Connell and the Irish rugby team have been big in the news over the past seven days, and they feature prominently here.

‘I have a love/hate relationship with my job’ – Schmidt feels the pressure

The Ireland head coach says the fear of failure drives him on at this World Cup.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 16 October, 2015

‘We believe he’s ready to go’: Schmidt confident another day will see Sexton right

The Kiwi also explains why he didn’t want to put the “incredibly strong” Iain Henderson at blindside.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

‘He sees the blueprint for rugby success the same way the rest of us read a menu’

Simon Hick unravels the genius of Ireland head coach, Joe Schmidt.

‘A quiet presence that takes up a lot of space’ – Schmidt speaks about O’Connell loss

Schmidt speaks about the loss of O’Connell, O’Mahony and Payne.

‘He hasn’t left anything on the pitch’ – McGrath will miss ‘normal bloke’ O’Connell

McGrath says O’Connell’s injury will galvanise the squad.

Ireland look for Toner and Henderson to thrive after losing legend O’Connell

There is no doubt Ireland are now a weaker team, but they have strong options in the second row.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 12 October, 2015

Ireland call Rhys Ruddock into World Cup squad in place of injured POM

The 24-year-old back row brings some power into Joe Schmidt’s squad.

Schmidt looks towards World Cup quarter against ‘incredibly good’ Pumas

The Ireland head coach has been impressed by Argentina’s exciting backs.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 11 October, 2015

‘It doesn’t look great to be honest’ – Schmidt fears the worst for O’Connell

The Ireland head coach says Peter O’Mahony was walking in the changing room after the game.

As it happened: Ireland v France, Rugby World Cup

Follow all the action from the Millennium Stadium right here.

Letter from Cardiff: Ireland in positive place to produce against France

After a tense start to the week, Joe Schmidt’s men looked to lift the mood before facing France.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Schmidt backing ‘really strong’ Earls to stop Bastareaud in his tracks

Schmidt says Earls has shown just how physical he can be.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 9 October, 2015

Irish rugby squad ‘inspired’ by performance of the island’s two football teams

Attention was divided between the international football in Belfast and Dublin last night, but the all-Ireland team are still pulling in the one direction.

‘If Racing are going to say that he was cranky, maybe they need to look at themselves’

Fergus McFadden says he’s got no problems with Sexton’s on-pitch demeanour.

5 talking points on Ireland’s team for the massive RWC clash with France

Keith Earls has a man mountain of a task ahead of him.

Earls a surprise pick at 13 for Ireland as Payne misses out on France clash

Here’s the Ireland side to face the French.

Letter from France camp: Les Blues incredibly confident for Ireland clash

Philippe Saint-André’s men are utterly firm in their belief they will beat Ireland on Sunday.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Schmidt set to start Toner and Healy as Earls misses out for France clash

The Ireland head coach looks likely to back Dave Kearney and Tommy Bowe as his wings.

‘Joe doesn’t really get things wrong too often’ – Henry growing into impact sub role

Henry says he’s learning how to make a big impression from the bench.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

‘We’re all in no doubt about what it means to everyone back home’

Eoin Reddan realises the significance of Sunday’s game with France.

We’ll leave it there so: Keano’s big t***, Coleman’s fitness and the rest of Wednesday’s sport

Elsewhere, Johnny Sexton is compared to Zlatan, and Bryan Habana matches Lomu’s record.

Ireland’s fully-fit squad means difficult selection meetings for France clash

Assistant coach Simon Easterby said Jared Payne trained fully this morning.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Reactions to poor performances have defined Joe Schmidt’s time in charge of Ireland

Sunday’s unimpressive win over Italy was among the worst days under the Kiwi coach, but the four points are in the bag and destiny is in Ireland’s hands.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 5 October, 2015

‘That’s a fine’: Paulie lays down the law when a phone interrupts Joe Schmidt Phone Pas This post contains videos

Sexton feels Ireland need best performance of Schmidt era to beat France

The out-half recognises that Ireland won ugly against Italy in London yesterday.

Peter Stringer: England’s pool stage elimination puts Italy performance into perspective

Our columnist Peter Stringer says despite the performance, it’s job done so far.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Schmidt: ‘I think maybe we got lulled into a false sense of security’

The Ireland head coach felt his side lacked the same intensity that Italy brought.

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Rugby World Cup

A group of familiar faces stand between Ireland and a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. Come and get it.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Letter from London: Schmidt’s men return to the big city lights for Italian test

After a quiet week of hard work in Guildford, Ireland headed back into the English capital yesterday afternoon.

Schmidt: Henshaw will take a little time to find his feet at the World Cup

Schmidt says it’s not ideal that Jared Payne is injured this weekend.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 2 October, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Changes for Schmidt and Ireland, Carneiro blasts FA & all today’s sport

Meanwhile, Paul Dunne continues to impress at Carnoustie and Fergie and Becks are set to be reunited.

‘Defensively he’s been very, very sound for us’ – Schmidt on Keith Earls

The Munster man takes over in the 13 shirt for Sunday’s game against Italy.

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