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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 19 April, 2018

#Joe Schmidt

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Disbanding of the B&I Cup represents real opportunity for AIL to grow

Joe Schmidt recently said the club game is “the base” rugby in Ireland is built on.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Analysis: Munster man Rory Scannell's superb form keeps him in Ireland mix

The 24-year-old has been a key player for his province for the past three seasons.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 23 March, 2018

'Joe Schmidt was at the game and afterwards I went up and got a picture with him as a fan'

Jordan Larmour caught the eye of the Ireland head coach when he lined out against a New Zealand touring side two years ago.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'He's someone who could potentially come back and coach the All Blacks'

Joe Schmidt’s plans after 2019 remain uncertain but the All Blacks have been following his success with interest.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 19 March, 2018

'I used to watch the Five Nations and think these places were on a whole different planet'

Joe Schmidt was in reflective form after he added to his exceptional list of honours.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 18 March, 2018

The influential Keith Earls finally gets the reward his brilliance deserves

The 30-year-old was outstanding throughout Ireland’s Grand Slam success.

Future is bright as Schmidt's Ireland look towards building on Grand Slam success

The Ireland boss was ‘proud of how some guys got thrown in there and survived.’

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 17 March, 2018

'If they had been a bit more injured, it would've been safer in the changing room!'

Ireland’s players soaked up every moment of their Grand Slam success.

'Johnny just didn't want to do it the same way as ROG': Schmidt hails old heads in clinical win

There was a lot of second half work to do, but Ireland put the winning scores on the board nice and early in Twickenham.

Emergence of thrilling next generation a huge Six Nations success for Schmidt

Irish rugby looks like it will be in fine health long after today’s Grand Slam shot.

Ireland's momentum brings belief for their Grand Slam shot in London

An intriguing mental and tactical battle lies ahead against an England team fighting for their lives.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 16 March, 2018

Passion and emotion key but Schmidt knows Ireland will need luck at Twickenham

The head coach is fully aware a good performance from his side will guarantee nothing on Saturday.

Schmidt hopes powerful Henderson can be one of Ireland's 'go-to guys' after recall

The Ulster second row is back in the starting XV for England at the expense of Devin Toner.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 15 March, 2018

3-0 would do: Schmidt ready to accept boring badge if it comes with a Slam

‘I don’t think we would be uninspired by a 3-0 victory, because we know what’s at stake.’

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Schmidt likely to go for settled Ireland team for Grand Slam shot

The Ireland head coach may name an unchanged matchday 23 barring any late injuries.

Analysis: Bundee Aki's unglamorous role for Ireland key to ruck success

The Connacht centre was busy in Ireland’s win over Scotland last weekend.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Analysis: Joe Schmidt's creative ability shines through on Ireland's power play

Ireland produced a detailed three-phase set-piece attack to score against Scotland last weekend.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 12 March, 2018

'The opportunity that exists is really precious' - Schmidt set for Grand Slam shot

There are battered bodies in Ireland’s squad but no one will be letting up this week.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Joe Schmidt's third Six Nations title with Ireland shows his enduring quality

The Kiwi is arguably Ireland’s greatest ever head coach.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Ireland crowned Six Nations champions for the third time in five years

England’s failure in Paris means Joe Schmidt’s men are trophy winners.

Schmidt's Ireland show typically clinical edge from close-range against Scots

The close-range set-pieces were crucial for Ireland as they set up a Grand Slam shot.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 9 March, 2018

Scotland should beware 'rugby anorak' Schmidt, says O'Driscoll

‘One word you associate with Joe Schmidt is detail. I have never known any coach to scrutinise a game like him.’

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'I'll certainly record it': Schmidt will keep a close eye on returning O'Brien

The flanker captains Leinster tomorrow night and will come into Schmidt’s thinking for England.

'I'd challenge people to do a little bit more homework': Schmidt defends Ireland's style

The head coach was speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash with Scotland.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Furlong and Henderson returns boost Ireland for visit of dangerous Scots

The threat of Finn Russell, Huw Jones and Stuart Hogg will keep Ireland on their toes.

Schmidt versus Townsend is a riveting Six Nations coaching battle

The Ireland and Scotland coaches both have an exceptional ability to tailor their game plans to the opposition.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'For the first time ever, Ireland has really good depth in the squad'

Paul O’Connell says there’s no need to pretend a Grand Slam isn’t on ahead of Saturday’s clash with Scotland.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 5 March, 2018

Furlong and Henderson to train fully as Daly and Herring join Ireland squad

Niall Scannell and Andrew Conway have both remained with Munster due to injury.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 2 March, 2018

'I grew up watching Drico, D’Arcy' - Munster's Arnold on being in Ireland camp

The Exiles product has been heavily influenced by Felix Jones’ coaching at Munster.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Joe Schmidt explains what made Jamie Heaslip such a superb player

‘People say, ‘Jeepers, Jamie was lucky there.’ Not according to Jamie, not according to us.’

'It would be really special if we managed to get three championships in five years'

Joe Schmidt says he must find a balance between being critical of young players and building their confidence.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Schmidt: 'We can't afford to keep conceding three tries a game'

Scotland’s success in attacking Ireland out wide last year will give Joe Schmidt and Andy Farrell plenty of headaches.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 26 February, 2018

Heaslip was often under-appreciated but his professionalism set new standards 8

Heaslip was often under-appreciated but his professionalism set new standards

The 34-year-old confirmed his retirement from the game after a superb career.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'Anything over 44 minutes, we have won... anything 37 or below, they have won' Bip

'Anything over 44 minutes, we have won... anything 37 or below, they have won'

Warren Gatland was disappointed with the ‘stop-start’ nature of Ireland’s win over Wales.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 24 February, 2018

'I apologise to Joe if I upset him': Schmidt and Gatland trade frosty compliments

Warren Gatland was full of praise for Ireland’s five-try display, but his tone wasn’t completely sincere.

Injuries not concerning for Schmidt, who backs Sexton call to 'seize the moment'

Injuries not concerning for Schmidt, who backs Sexton call to 'seize the moment'

Keith Earls suffered cramp, while Ireland’s halfbacks also picked up knocks against Wales.

Grand Slam hopes alive as Ireland notch bonus-point win against Wales

Joe Schmidt’s men scored five tries in a stunning Six Nations clash.

Fierce fraternal rivalry makes Wales a pivotal point in Ireland's season

New faces on the pitch do not diminish the spiky relationship between these sides.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Impossible to replace 'world class players' but Schmidt excited to test Ireland's depth

Opportunity knocks for Andrew Porter, James Ryan and Chris Farrell against Wales on Saturday.

Furlong and Henderson ruled out as Schmidt names his Ireland team for Wales

Andrew Porter is set for his first Six Nations start in one of five changes to the XV.

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