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#Joe Schmidt

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Aki remains coy on international future despite Connacht commitment

The brilliant centre will be eligible to play for Ireland next year, but he is also available to New Zealand and Samoa.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

European priorities for provinces but Six Nations looms for Schmidt's Ireland

The national team gathered twice over the festive period ahead of the 2017 championship.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Wasps back Moore to win more Ireland caps after excellent early impact

Meanwhile, Dai Young will do his best to keep Irish centre Brendan Macken happy.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 19 December, 2016

Carty overcomes criticism to kick Connacht to spectacular late win

The 24-year-old out-half was rewarded for his hard work in training.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Dates for Ireland's first Test matches against Japan since 2005 confirmed

Joe Schmidt’s side will face the Brave Blossoms in June 2017.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

'Joe is the boss' - Farrell has no say in Ireland's defence coach plans for Japan

The Englishman has been appointed as Lions defence coach for the 2017 tour of New Zealand.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Analysis: Attention to detail and violence help Ireland deny Pocock

We examine each of the Wallabies back row’s efforts to steal Irish possession last weekend.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 28 November, 2016

Ireland to consider rest period for Sexton after out-half's latest injury

The 31-year-old has had a tough time with injuries in recent seasons.

Shot at Six Nations title swings into Ireland's view after successful November

Joe Schmidt is happy to have built more depth in his squad this month.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Schmidt watches on as clinical Black Ferns have too much class for Ireland

Ireland couldn’t cope with the searing counter attack of the Kiwi visitors.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Schmidt hails players' character on 'one of the proudest days' for Ireland

The Kiwi head coach was understandably proud of his squad’s effort in victory.

Ireland end brilliant November series with nerve-wracking win over Wallabies

Joe Schmidt’s men were decimated by injuries once again.

As it happened: Ireland v Australia, November Tests

We went minute-by-minute from the Aviva Stadium as Ireland looked to end the month on a high against Michael Cheika’s Wallabies.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 25 November, 2016

Beat the Wallabies and Ireland can say 'we’re building something that will endure'

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt feels a win over the Australians ‘would be historic.’

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'It's another opportunity to invest in Garry Ringrose': Schmidt signals long-term faith in young centre

The Leinster tyro will start his first senior match in the 12 jersey against the Wallabies.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 21 November, 2016

Schmidt frustrated at All Blacks defeat but views November as a success so far

The Ireland head coach rued the loss of three key men within the opening 22 minutes.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Tim Schmidt, son of Ireland coach Joe, is playing for Toulouse's espoirs team

The 20-year-old scrum-half has joined the famous French club for the season.

Australia reset to zero for Ireland - Cheika

The Wallabies visit Dublin next Saturday for Ireland’s last November international.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 19 November, 2016

'I should have just dotted down': Beauden Barrett relieved to be given crucial try against Ireland Game Of Inches This post contains videos

'I should have just dotted down': Beauden Barrett relieved to be given crucial try against Ireland

It was almost an embarrassing moment for the newly crowned world player of the year.

Schmidt refuses to criticise referee Peyper after Ireland's defeat to All Blacks

‘We’ll feed our feedback through the appropriate channels,’ said the Ireland head coach.

Sexton, Henshaw, Stander and Kearney doubts for Australia clash

Joe Schmidt says the Ireland out-half has a hamstring issue.

Ireland left frustrated and tryless as All Blacks edge brutal battle in Dublin

Beauden Barrett was involved in all three of the Kiwi’s tries at the Aviva Stadium.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 18 November, 2016

Second win over the All Blacks would lift Ireland to thrilling heights

‘The likes of Drico, ROG, Paul, Hayes; all those lads have been through those hard days.’

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Unhappy All Blacks the toughest Test of all -- Schmidt

The Kiwi doesn’t expect to see his men build a 19 or 22-point cushion this time around.

SOB is back, Schmidt trusts in history-makers, and no POM

Paddy Jackson beats off the competition of Joey Carbery for the replacement out-half slot.

O'Brien starts for Ireland as Schmidt names Henderson and Jackson on bench

Josh van der Flier has been edged out for the openside slot in Ireland’s XV.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Schmidt set to revert to Chicago history-makers but big call to confirm at 7

Sean O’Brien and Josh van der Flier have been in fierce competition for the openside slot.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 14 November, 2016

'We've poked the bear' - Schmidt's Ireland eye more history against All Blacks

The Ireland head coach has some big selection decisions to make this week.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Eight new caps, Dillane's impression and selection calls for Schmidt

Connacht fullback Tiernan O’Halloran was very impressive for Ireland.

Connacht influence strong as Schmidt's Ireland run eight tries past Canada

Ultan Dillane was man of the match as Tiernan O’Halloran shone at fullback.

Waterford and Waterpark feel the pride as O'Donoghue debuts for Ireland

The 22-year-old starts at number eight against Canada in the Aviva Stadium this evening.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 11 November, 2016

Schmidt available to Lions but only interested in Ireland's Japan tour

Warren Gatland this week opened up the possibility of Schmidt joining his coaching staff.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Schmidt backs 'confident and ready' Ringrose to shine on Test debut

The 21-year-old will win his first Test cap outside of Ulster’s Luke Marshall.

JOD, Ringrose and Holland start with five uncapped players on Ireland bench

Peter O’Mahony, Keith Earls, Paddy Jackson and Sean O’Brien all make their returns.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Trimble on beating All Blacks: 'If it is possible to do it once, it is possible to do it again'

The Ulster star is optimistic about Ireland’s chances of securing back-to-back wins over New Zealand.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 7 November, 2016

Ireland return to world's top five for first time since Argentina World Cup loss

Joe Schmidt’s side move up one spot on the back of their historic win against New Zealand.

'Joe pulled me aside before the game and said, 'you need a big one today''

Fullback Rob Kearney proved a few doubters wrong in Chicago on Saturday.

Carbery a picture of calm on his dream Ireland debut against the All Blacks

‘It’s a dream come true to play against them and to win for the first time ever.’

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 6 November, 2016

'It's kind of daunting' - Schmidt's Ireland set a new world-class marker

The Ireland head coach is already thinking about the meeting with the All Blacks in Dublin.

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