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# joe-schmidt - Yesterday’s News

Analysis: How did Ireland dominate England in the Six Nations?

Exiting, discipline, the halfbacks, and a solid set-piece were building blocks for an impressive win.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 2 March, 2015

Ireland are back up to third in the world after beating England

Joe Schmidt’s men have moved above the English thanks to their commanding victory.

Sexton’s hamstring only ‘minor’ as O’Brien and Payne suffer concussion

Both concussed players have begun their return-to-play protocols.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Schmidt vows to ‘enjoy the moment, take a deep breath’ and pour cold water on Grand Slam talk

‘Control is fickle’, says the Ireland coach after his team took over at the top of the Six Nations Championship.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Devin Toner: ‘We’ve grown as a squad since Twickenham loss last year’

The second-row was involved in last season’s 13-10 defeat to England.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 27 February, 2015

Murphy at number eight as Schmidt opts for continuity in Ireland selection

Here’s the starting team and replacements to face England on Sunday afternoon.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

‘Joe Schmidt is a teacher and he’s very, very good at what he does’

Ireland U20s scrum coach John Fogarty tells us about his post-playing journey so far.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 20 February, 2015

Bowe happy to chase the kicks as part of Schmidt’s Ireland masterplan

The 30-year-old lost his grandmother last week and says the win over France was ‘special’.

‘All Blacks defeat still plays on our minds’ – Bowe confident of Ireland’s progress

The right wing admits there is frustration among the players that they couldn’t score a try against France.

‘He tells me where I’m playing, I don’t go ‘here Joe, I’m playing No 8”

Joe Schmidt has a lot of back row options for the England game – Sean O’Brien at eight is one of them.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 19 February, 2015

‘It’s like studying, something I didn’t do in school’ – Schmidt’s homework keeps players busy

Keith Earls says the level of analysis done by the squad is intense.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Analysis: Ireland’s defence stifles France but conceded try will rankle

We pick apart the choke tackling, kick-chasing, well-read defensive effort from Les Kiss’ men.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 16 February, 2015

Fractures to three vertebrae mean Jamie Heaslip is out of the England game

The Ireland number eight may also miss the clash with Wales later next month.

Joe Schmidt is a ‘magician’ – The French media reaction to Ireland’s win

There are concerns about the ‘incredible’ Johnny Sexton’s tackling technique.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Ireland delighted with returning ‘world-class operators’ Sexton, O’Brien and Healy

Joe Schmidt revealed that Healy was doing extras out on the pitch after the win over France.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Ireland captain O’Connell left frustrated despite rare win over France

The legendary lock felt Joe Schmidt’s side released the pressure on les Blues at crucial times.

Schmidt: ‘We knew Johnny was ok’ after collision with Bastareaud

The Ireland out-half will return to Racing Métro next week to prepare for a Top 14 clash with Clermont.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 13 February, 2015

This Joe Schmidt speech is so inspirational it’ll make you want to tackle the nearest Frenchman

You would commit murder for Joe Schmidt after watching this ad.

Joe Schmidt: My Ireland team has licence to offload and take risks

The Kiwi head coach explains his philosophy around risk taking on the pitch.

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks last weekend?

The likes of Mike Ross, Paul O’Connell and Tommy O’Donnell were mightily busy at Stadio Olimpico.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony: ‘There’s always a fear factor with France’

The Munster captain says Joe Schmidt’s men are intent on improving on their showing against Italy.

5 talking points after Schmidt names his Ireland team to face France

Return of the big names, Munster’s missing men, Boss as back-up and Sexton back to fitness.

There’s no extra risk involved in starting Sexton against France – Joe Schmidt

Rory Best came through a contact session to be named at hooker, while Sean O’Brien is at 100%.

Sexton, O’Brien and Heaslip return for Ireland as Healy makes bench

Joe Schmidt has named a strong-looking team to face France in Dublin on Saturday.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Schmidt set to start O’Brien against France as Healy returns to Ireland bench

Key men Johnny Sexton and Jamie Heaslip are also ready to be restored to the starting XV.

Bowe: Joe Schmidt not happy to simply wait for attack to find a rhythm

There’s much more to come from Ireland, because the coaches demand it.

Analysis: What was Ireland’s game plan against Italy?

More accuracy from Ireland in the third quarter would have changed the complexion of Rome fixture.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 9 February, 2015

Analysis: Munster’s O’Donnell announces Ireland arrival with superb try

The openside flanker was on the end of a sweeping Ireland attack to seal victory for Joe Schmidt’s side in Rome.

Could Joe Schmidt coach New Zealand one day? A legendary All Black thinks he has the potential

Mils Muliaina says Joe Schmidt has ‘turned some heads’ in his home country.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 8 February, 2015

‘Joe’s pretty ruthless, if you don’t deliver then his faith in you will only run so far’

Mike Ross was relatively satisfied with the team’s display as they swept aside Italy yesterday.

Schmidt’s Ireland off to winning Six Nations start with much more to come

Paul O’Connell was under no illusions about Ireland’s performance after beating Italy.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Schmidt: ‘England have set the benchmark’ on opening Six Nations weekend

The Ireland head coach says his team need to find 30% to 40% more if they want to compete.

Schmidt hopeful that O’Brien will face France after hamstring ‘twinge’

Ireland’s openside flanker was ruled out before kick-off in Rome this afternoon.

Ireland’s Six Nations title defence off to winning start against Italy

Joe Schmidt’s men powered past Italy in the final quarter at Stadio Olimpico.

Letter from Rome: Schmidt’s demands liberate Ireland to succeed

Our man in Italy reports back on an Ireland squad that appears at ease with the head coach’s intensity.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 6 February, 2015

Letter from Rome: A city alive to the joy of Six Nations rugby

Our man in the Italian capital checks in ahead of the opening weekend of the Six Nations.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Joe Schmidt’s former boss is looking forward to going head-to-head on the final day of the 6 Nations

Vern Cotter coached with Schmidt at Clermont for three years.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Schmidt set to pair Henshaw and Payne together again in Ireland’s midfield

Meanwhile, Jordi Murphy is likely to be included in the back row for the trip to Italy.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “I was diagnosed when I was 14 and it was very scary. There is still no reason for it” Epilepsy

“I was diagnosed when I was 14 and it was very scary. There is still no reason for it”

A former Irish cricketer talks about her diagnosis of epilepsy.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 2 February, 2015

5 big questions facing Ireland before the Six Nations kick-off

Is it just us, or is everyone feeling the pressure?

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