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#Joe Schmidt

# joe-schmidt - Today’s News

Joe Schmidt rejects notion he is picking Ireland players on reputation

The Kiwi explained that implementing a Connacht-esque game plan would be difficult.

# joe-schmidt - Yesterday’s News

'I've to report in with my mum after the tour': Schmidt focus on 'Boks before new contract

Ireland’s head coach explains why he called on Connacht’s Quinn Roux and omitted Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell for the tour to South Africa.

Fitzgerald out of South Africa tour, Schmidt leaning towards Matt Healy as replacement

Schmidt says Tiernan O’Halloran is also in contention for a call, but Healy’s position makes him a natural fit to replace Fitzgerald.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa

Will the surprise inclusions mean a change of tactic, or will we just see new faces in familiar circumstances?

McCloskey and Madigan omitted as Schmidt calls on Reidy and Roux

Schmidt has named a 32-man squad, with Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell also missing the cut.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Schmidt to watch Pro12 semis closely with South Africa tour looming

The Ireland head coach is set to announce his squad next week before the Pro12 final.

Sean O'Brien set for surgery and facing 'considerable period' on the sidelines

The Tullow Tank suffered a massive setback in his rehab in the last weekend of the regular season and will miss Ireland’s tour to South Africa.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Donnacha Ryan returns as Munster Development host Ireland U20s

There’s free entry for the clash in Thomond Park tomorrow.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Huge 12 months ahead for Schmidt's Ireland with RWC pool draw set for 2017

World Rugby confirmed the draw will take place in Japan next year.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

'The man is still an animal' - Heaslip impressed by Farrell's Ireland intro Faz

'The man is still an animal' - Heaslip impressed by Farrell's Ireland intro

Joe Schmidt’s new defence coach took his first session with the squad on Monday.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 14 April, 2016

'I love my country but I'll see where my life takes me': Conor O'Shea on seeking opportunities outside of Ireland

The former Ireland fullback on taking over as Azzurri boss and the prospect of facing his homeland in Rome next year.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

4 uncapped players named in Ireland's 44-man squad for 1-day training camp

Connacht’s Matt Healy has been called up while Peter O’Mahony also returns.

O'Mahony emerges as major doubt for Ireland's tour to South Africa

The 26-year-old is unlikely to play for Munster again this season.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Connacht magician Matt Healy hoping for Ireland's call to South Africa

The 27-year-old Dubliner trained with Joe Schmidt’s squad last month.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 4 April, 2016

Munster remains Dillane's home but Connacht ambitions are strong

The 22-year-old reflects on his journey to Ireland honours in the Six Nations.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

‘Staring down the barrel, you could go there and get hosed’ – Trimble

Ireland’s last tour to South Africa in 2004 saw them beaten twice, while they were hammered in 1998.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 21 March, 2016

‘It would be disastrous if Joe left’ – Kearney hopeful Schmidt extends Ireland stay

The Leinster winger says it would be a huge blow if the Kiwi was to move on next summer.

Farrell factor looms for Ireland as Schmidt looks to build for South Africa

The Englishman will join as an assistant coach early next month.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Schmidt’s attention turns to Ireland’s ‘attritional’ tour of South Africa

The likes of Peter O’Mahony and Iain Henderson are likely to return.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Best: ‘We’ll look back at the Six Nations as a whole and be disappointed’

Joe Schmidt says five new caps in the championship was one major positive.

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations Championship

Ireland took on Scotland, as both sides looked to end their Six Nations campaign on a high.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 18 March, 2016

‘Les yeux de glaces was his nickname in France, the eyes of ice’

Joe Schmidt reflects on what he learned from Vern Cotter in their years together.

Schmidt to decide on his future with Ireland after South Africa tour

The Ireland head coach must make a call on whether to extend his contract until 2019.

‘Simon Zebo’s strengths are what Ireland need more of in attack’

Lynne Cantwell looks at what makes Stuart Hogg effective and Simon Zebo in Ireland’s 15 shirt.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Schmidt: ‘We never felt we were drowning, but we were struggling to stay on the surface’

The head coach made an early incision in the post-mortem of Ireland’s failed title defence.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

‘Vern shaped Joe in some ways in those early years’ – Old mates collide

Ireland’s meeting with Scotland renews the friendly rivalry between the head coaches.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 12 March, 2016

‘I know people question decisions I make, but I guarantee I question them more’

Joe Schmidt is already looking towards next weekend’s clash with Scotland.

‘That’s why Joe picks me’: Satisfying series of cameos for all-action Fergus McFadden

The Leinster man made his presence felt in four positions today.

Kearney, Healy and Reddan likely to come into mix for Scotland clash

Joe Schmidt says other players put their hands up in the win over Italy.

How we rated Ireland in today’s sun-kissed Italian cruise

Who stood out for you?

Flickers of sunshine rugby as Ireland end winless run with nine-try demolition of Italy

Jamie Heaslip scored two tries as Ireland claimed their first win in five months.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 11 March, 2016

Captain Rory Best rejects the notion that Ireland are being bullied

The hooker says Ireland’s players have not yet hit the standards they demand of themselves.

Are we really doubting whether Irish rugby’s greatest ever coach deserves to lead us?

Joe Schmidt needs time… and he deserves it too, writes Tommy Martin.

Schmidt feels the pressure but stresses optimism for Ireland’s future

The Ireland head coach has faced some criticism with his team selection for the Italy clash.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Unpopular Payne call, bench selection and more Ireland team talking points

Josh van der Flier gets another chance to show his ability at openside.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 7 March, 2016

Trimble and Ireland aim to show more than glimpses of abilities

With pressure from all sides to perform against Italy, Ireland want to show they can tilt fine margins in their favour.

Schmidt adds Munster man O’Donoghue to Ireland’s Six Nations squad

The Waterford native has been called into the senior set-up for the first time.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Inspirational Ireland U20 lock Ryan brushes off O’Connell comparison

The Lansdowne man has been in exceptional form for Nigel Carolan’s side.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Analysis: Ireland’s attack shows positive ambition but execution a worry

We take an in-depth look at the attacking effort from Joe Schmidt’s men last weekend.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 29 February, 2016

‘We can’t afford to be passive’: Schmidt enthused by debut performances, but bemoans Irish defence in London Post-mortem This post contains videos

‘We can’t afford to be passive’: Schmidt enthused by debut performances, but bemoans Irish defence in London

With the dust settled on Twickenham, Joe Schmidt spoke about the defeat and the latest injury news in his camp.

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