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#Joe Schmidt

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 22 January, 2015

The big guns are back: 5 talking points as Schmidt names extended 6 Nations squad

Picking 46 men gave Schmidt a lot of flexibility to include guys recovering from long-term injury.

‘Natural successor,’ a World Cup bolter? A quick guide to Ireland new boys Conan and White

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.

Schmidt gets another accolade as he manages to pick a bigger squad than Woodward’s Lions

At least Clive had the excuse of travelling to New Zealand, Schmidt is only bringing the lads to Carton House.

O’Brien and Fitzgerald return as Schmidt names 46-man Six Nations squad

Jonathan Sexton is also among the extended squad, despite being ruled out of at least the opening fixture.


# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

New Zealand native Anscombe included in Gatland’s 34-man Six Nations squad

There are a total of four uncapped players in the Welsh squad, including exciting 19-year-old Tyler Morgan.

Ankle worry for Robbie Henshaw as Six Nations countdown speeds up

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.

Versatile Ireland-capped prop Bent proving his value to Leinster

The 28-year-old has proven himself at loosehead in the absence of Cian Healy and Jack McGrath.

Madigan ready for Schmidt’s demands with Six Nations looming

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

Blow for England as explosive Lawes set to miss start of Six Nations

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

Schmidt ‘doesn’t have any say’ in whether Leinster select Madigan at 10

Meanwhile, Matt O’Connor says Jack McGrath has ‘learned the lesson’ from his suspension for stamping.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Who’s in prime position to wear Ireland’s 10 shirt in Sexton’s absence? 10s

Who’s in prime position to wear Ireland’s 10 shirt in Sexton’s absence?

We take a look at the trio of candidates to start at out-half in the Six Nations opener against Italy.

‘The intensity is at ridiculous levels under Schmidt and it’s 24/7′

32-times capped Ireland prop Tom Court continues to march to his own unique beat at London Irish.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 5 January, 2015

My sporting wish for 2015: A fully-fit Ireland heading to RWC

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

Joe Schmidt congratulating Paul O’Connell and 6 other sporting texts we’d love to see in 2015

Also, Alex Ferguson forging Roy Keane, Henry Shefflin agreeing to ‘one more year’ and other possibilities.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Open Thread: Who would you pick to start for Ireland in the Six Nations?

Have Luke Marshall or Felix Jones done enough to make the breakthrough?

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

World Cup with Ireland is ‘top of the pile’ for Luke Fitzgerald

‘I’m 27 years old and hopefully coming into my prime,’ says the Leinster back.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 29 December, 2014

Schmidt’s Ireland wrap up Six Nations in Paris – My 2014 sporting moment

Murray Kinsella was at Stade de France as Brian O’Driscoll was given a fitting international finale.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Ireland can win World Cup – Paul O’Connell

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

Championship glory, tears and a November clean sweep: Ireland’s rugby season in pictures

No surprise that Brian O’Driscoll’s finale features quite a bit.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Rory McIlroy named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year

Meanwhile, Joe Schmidt was named Manager of the Year and Brian O’Driscoll entered the Hall of Fame.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 19 December, 2014

Who are you backing for the RTÉ Manager of the Year prize? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Who are you backing for the RTÉ Manager of the Year prize?

The 10 nominees include Joe Schmidt, Brian Cody and Peter Taylor.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Everyone relax, Joe Schmidt won’t be leaving for the All Blacks until at least 2017

Current coach Steve Hansen has signed a two-year extension with New Zealand.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 13 December, 2014

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Joe Schmidt wins Philips Manager of the Year award

The rugby coach beat the likes of Paul McGinley and Aidan O’Brien to the prize today.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Here are the nominees for the RTÉ Sports Person & Manager of the Year awards

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’s appendix, Football Manager memories and the rest of the week’s best comments

Joe Schmidt also has mythical powers when it comes to animals mating… apparently.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 27 November, 2014

There are 14 places for backs in Ireland’s World Cup squad, but who’ll get them?

The centre and wing positions look to have the most for Joe Schmidt to think about.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

T Minus 400 to the Rugby World Cup, time to look at the likely squad

Put on the kettle, roll out the biscuits and help us pick the 17 forwards Joe Schmidt should take to the World Cup.

‘You never want to take that away from a player’ – The risk of the offload

We take a look at the issue of offloading and ask ‘when is the right time to offload?’

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Simon Hick column: Schmidt’s Ireland aren’t playing beautifully but they might never need to

Ireland have been beating the world’s top teams with a strong kicking game and sound fundamentals.

You’re the boss: Pick your first-choice Ireland 23 for the World Cup

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

Analysis: Ireland’s first-quarter blitz lays foundation for win over Wallabies

We break down Ireland’s scintillating opening 16 minutes against Michael Cheika’s side last night.

Joe Schmidt had his appendix removed after Ireland’s win over Australia

Ireland head coach “recovering well” following surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital.

‘I never thought we’d pull away at 17-0′: O’Connell pleased with Irish resilience

The captain did get a sense of satisfaction from Ireland’s second half performance.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 22 November, 2014

5 talking points after Ireland’s rollercoaster ride against Australia

Including Paul O’Connell’s ability to age like fine wine.

Ireland complete November clean sweep with victory over the Wallabies

Chieka’s men fought hard but tries from Zebo and Bowe, as well as Sexton’s kicking, saw Schmidt’s side on top.

There’s no doubt Schmidt is one of the best in the business – O’Connell

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

O’Connell: Ireland better prepared to face ‘super power’ Australia than last year

The Ireland captain says last year’s defeat to the Australia was ‘probably the toughest day since Joe has been in charge’.

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