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#Head Coach

# head-coach - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Gatland knew 'a long time ago' that Farrell wouldn't be available to Lions
# Priorities
# Priorities

Gatland knew 'a long time ago' that Farrell wouldn't be available to Lions

Tue 11:56 AM 9,229 Views 0 Comments

Farrell will lead Ireland on their tour to the Pacific Islands if it goes ahead.

# head-coach - Saturday 13 March, 2021

'They always seem pretty important against Scotland, don’t they?'
# The Boss
# The Boss

'They always seem pretty important against Scotland, don’t they?'

Mar 13th 2021, 9:10 AM 4,669 Views 15 Comments

Andy Farrell’s Ireland need to show a complete picture of what they’re about.

# head-coach - Saturday 20 February, 2021

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders
# ROG
# ROG

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders

Feb 20th 2021, 8:00 AM 45,854 Views 42 Comments

The 43-year-old Cork man has had an impact on the French club’s defence and attack.

# head-coach - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Farrell set to hand Ruddock an Ireland recall for Six Nations clash with France
# Possible XV
# Possible XV

Farrell set to hand Ruddock an Ireland recall for Six Nations clash with France

Feb 11th 2021, 7:40 PM 36,620 Views 82 Comments

James Ryan is set to miss out, while captain Johnny Sexton could also be ruled out.

# head-coach - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Rare win over Leinster would be momentous for van Graan's Munster
# Derby Day
# Derby Day

Rare win over Leinster would be momentous for van Graan's Munster

Jan 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,219 Views 58 Comments

The South African has only tasted victory in this fixture once before.

# head-coach - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Connacht hoping to extend head coach Friend's contract into next season
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

Connacht hoping to extend head coach Friend's contract into next season

Jan 14th 2021, 11:00 AM 6,263 Views 6 Comments

The Australian has proven hugely popular with players and supporters alike since arriving in 2018.

# head-coach - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

McFarland defends Ulster form after Ferris questions province's quality
# Woes
# Woes

McFarland defends Ulster form after Ferris questions province's quality

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:05 AM 7,603 Views 18 Comments

Ulster have had suffered two defeats in the Champions Cup over the past fortnight.

# head-coach - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Connacht and their 'bouncers' out to cause major upset against Racing
# Impact
# Impact

Connacht and their 'bouncers' out to cause major upset against Racing

Dec 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 5,498 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend’s side are looking for a big performance from their entire matchday 23.

# head-coach - Sunday 22 November, 2020

'We're in nursery school, Liverpool are doing their PhD at Oxford University'
# Inspiration
# Inspiration

'We're in nursery school, Liverpool are doing their PhD at Oxford University'

Nov 22nd 2020, 10:00 PM 14,574 Views 0 Comments

England boss Eddie Jones explained how the Premier League club has inspired them.

# head-coach - Friday 13 November, 2020

Farrell hails 'dominant' Irish win but injuries a concern for Twickenham trip
# Power
# Power

Farrell hails 'dominant' Irish win but injuries a concern for Twickenham trip

Nov 13th 2020, 10:48 PM 11,145 Views 14 Comments

The Ireland head coach knows his team will need to improve on ‘everything’ to beat England.

# head-coach - Saturday 25 January, 2020

'I’m a coach who likes to trust his gut and that won’t change' - Andy Farrell
# Philosophy
# Philosophy

'I’m a coach who likes to trust his gut and that won’t change' - Andy Farrell

Jan 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 4,940 Views 8 Comments

The new head coach insists he will remain hands-on for Ireland’s training sessions.

# head-coach - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Ex-Ireland and Liverpool winger Kennedy named head coach of Macclesfield Town
# Irish Eye
# Irish Eye

Ex-Ireland and Liverpool winger Kennedy named head coach of Macclesfield Town

Jan 16th 2020, 11:53 AM 10,714 Views 11 Comments

The 43-year-old has taken over at the struggling League Two club.

# head-coach - Thursday 26 December, 2019

'If I was to describe the way we want to play it’s ‘collective speed''
# Squeeze Every Drop
# Squeeze Every Drop

'If I was to describe the way we want to play it’s ‘collective speed''

Dec 26th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,501 Views 2 Comments

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has a keen interest in psychology.

# head-coach - Thursday 5 December, 2019

IRFU expect Farrell to bring clear vision in 'challenging' 2020 Six Nations
# New Boss
# New Boss

IRFU expect Farrell to bring clear vision in 'challenging' 2020 Six Nations

Dec 5th 2019, 8:00 AM 14,687 Views 19 Comments

The Englishman will gather his squad for the first time just before Christmas.

# head-coach - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Erasmus confirms he'll step aside as Boks head coach after World Cup final
# Shifting Roles
# Shifting Roles

Erasmus confirms he'll step aside as Boks head coach after World Cup final

Oct 31st 2019, 3:00 PM 35,487 Views 40 Comments

The former Munster boss will concentrate on his director of rugby role.

# head-coach - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Jones claims England were spied on and calls Kiwi media 'fans with keyboards'
# Stirring The Pot
# Stirring The Pot

Jones claims England were spied on and calls Kiwi media 'fans with keyboards'

Oct 22nd 2019, 8:00 AM 28,286 Views 38 Comments

The England boss said all the pressure is on New Zealand ahead of Saturday’s World Cup semi-final.

# head-coach - Monday 21 October, 2019

The new Andy Farrell era will be fascinating, exciting and challenging
# Moving On
# Moving On

The new Andy Farrell era will be fascinating, exciting and challenging

Oct 21st 2019, 3:24 PM 42,192 Views 131 Comments

The 44-year-old Englishman takes over as Ireland head coach from Joe Schmidt.

# head-coach - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Another dismal day for Ireland at the World Cup as Schmidt's side crumble
# Humbled
# Humbled

Another dismal day for Ireland at the World Cup as Schmidt's side crumble

Sep 28th 2019, 8:08 PM 55,870 Views 88 Comments

The Ireland head coach was most frustrated by his side’s inability to push on from a 12-3 lead.

# head-coach - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Schmidt's squad 'utterly committed' to getting beyond World Cup quarter-finals
# Balanced
# Balanced

Schmidt's squad 'utterly committed' to getting beyond World Cup quarter-finals

Sep 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,983 Views 40 Comments

The Ireland head coach is pleased with the balance and profile of his final 31-man squad.

# head-coach - Friday 23 August, 2019

'It’s the next two weeks which will really determine whether he’s up and running'
# Wait And See
# Wait And See

'It’s the next two weeks which will really determine whether he’s up and running'

Aug 23rd 2019, 1:00 AM 8,381 Views 0 Comments

Joey Carbery has been back on his feet this week but it’s unclear if he’ll be fit for the World Cup.

# head-coach - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Ronan O'Gara returning to Top 14 as head coach with La Rochelle
# Northbound
# Northbound

Ronan O'Gara returning to Top 14 as head coach with La Rochelle

Jun 12th 2019, 11:00 AM 26,975 Views 22 Comments

The Corkman will leave Christchurch this summer to replace Xavier Garbajosa in Jono Gibbes’ backroom team.

# head-coach - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Geordan Murphy charged with three-match ban for verbally-abusing match officials
# Foul Mouthed
# Foul Mouthed

Geordan Murphy charged with three-match ban for verbally-abusing match officials

May 28th 2019, 6:29 PM 6,803 Views 7 Comments

The former Ireland international accepted the charges brought against him following Leicester Tigers’ final-day defeat.

# head-coach - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'He certainly has a ruthless side to him as well, which is vitally important'
# Jvg
# Jvg

'He certainly has a ruthless side to him as well, which is vitally important'

Apr 16th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,742 Views 14 Comments

Johann van Graan has convinced Munster that he’s the man to drive the province forward.

# head-coach - Saturday 16 February, 2019

'Being over here as a family is special' - Farrell excited to succeed Schmidt
# Future Boss
# Future Boss

'Being over here as a family is special' - Farrell excited to succeed Schmidt

Feb 16th 2019, 3:08 PM 45,763 Views 39 Comments

The 43-year-old takes over as Ireland head coach after this year’s World Cup.

# head-coach - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'Do they want me to stay on? Yes' - O'Shea not distracted by Italy speculation
# Rumours
# Rumours

'Do they want me to stay on? Yes' - O'Shea not distracted by Italy speculation

Jan 23rd 2019, 8:00 PM 11,091 Views 6 Comments

French media have suggested the Irishman could be replaced after the World Cup this year.

'I don't spend a lot of time at home already, so it's probably high time I did'
# Future
# Future

'I don't spend a lot of time at home already, so it's probably high time I did'

Jan 23rd 2019, 7:00 PM 9,836 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland boss didn’t rule out the possibility of taking on the 2021 Lions.

# head-coach - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Jackman leaves role as Dragons head coach after bad run of form
# Exit Door
# Exit Door

Jackman leaves role as Dragons head coach after bad run of form

Dec 11th 2018, 10:54 AM 13,685 Views 28 Comments

The former Ireland hooker has been at the Welsh club since June 2017.

# head-coach - Monday 26 November, 2018

Pressure mounting for under-fire Wallabies head coach Cheika
# Knives Are Out
# Knives Are Out

Pressure mounting for under-fire Wallabies head coach Cheika

Nov 26th 2018, 2:08 PM 5,876 Views 5 Comments

After the worst calendar year since 1958, the former Leinster boss will assess his own performance ahead of an Australian Rugby Union review.

IRFU back Andy Farrell for daunting task of succeeding Joe Schmidt
# Stepping Up
# Stepping Up

IRFU back Andy Farrell for daunting task of succeeding Joe Schmidt

Nov 26th 2018, 12:10 PM 24,021 Views 54 Comments

Ireland’s current defence coach will step up to the top job next year.

'I tend to be a little bit of a workaholic' - Schmidt putting family first
# Big Decision
# Big Decision

'I tend to be a little bit of a workaholic' - Schmidt putting family first

Nov 26th 2018, 6:32 AM 26,334 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland head coach is set to confirm his departure after next year’s World Cup.

# head-coach - Sunday 25 November, 2018

'We are what we repeatedly do' - Joe Schmidt has transformed Irish rugby
# Decision
# Decision

'We are what we repeatedly do' - Joe Schmidt has transformed Irish rugby

Nov 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 27,003 Views 23 Comments

The Ireland head coach is set to confirm the big decision on his future tomorrow.

# head-coach - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Hansen to decide on future next month as Ireland hope to hang onto Schmidt
# Coach Shuffle
# Coach Shuffle

Hansen to decide on future next month as Ireland hope to hang onto Schmidt

Nov 18th 2018, 12:09 PM 22,903 Views 27 Comments

The All Blacks boss says Ireland will find out how it feels to be the best side in the world.

# head-coach - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Murray's return to Ireland camp gives Schmidt 'food for thought'
# Up And Running
# Up And Running

Murray's return to Ireland camp gives Schmidt 'food for thought'

Nov 3rd 2018, 1:01 AM 11,450 Views 7 Comments

The scrum-half remains unlikely to feature for Ireland against the All Blacks.

# head-coach - Thursday 1 November, 2018

'Workaholic' Ruddock captains as Schmidt looks for seamless Ireland debuts
# New Caps
# New Caps

'Workaholic' Ruddock captains as Schmidt looks for seamless Ireland debuts

Nov 1st 2018, 9:15 PM 10,036 Views 11 Comments

Will Addison and Ross Byrne are set to win their first caps off the Ireland bench against Italy.

# head-coach - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'There's something special about the red jersey... Munster always meant a lot to me'
# Pride
# Pride

'There's something special about the red jersey... Munster always meant a lot to me'

Sep 15th 2018, 7:15 AM 9,830 Views 0 Comments

Laura Guest has gone from captaining Munster to inter-pro success to leading them as head coach.

# head-coach - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Lancaster not interested in Leicester gig as Murphy set to stay on for season
# Interim
# Interim

Lancaster not interested in Leicester gig as Murphy set to stay on for season

Sep 11th 2018, 5:45 AM 6,252 Views 10 Comments

The Leinster senior head coach is very happy where he is.

# head-coach - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Dan McFarland given green light to take over as Ulster head coach
# New Boss
# New Boss

Dan McFarland given green light to take over as Ulster head coach

Aug 19th 2018, 2:28 PM 7,213 Views 10 Comments

An agreement has been reached between the Scottish Rugby Union and the IRFU to release the 46-year-old from his current position.

# head-coach - Saturday 11 August, 2018

'We are more the head coach than the manager - that's the way football is going'
# Reaction
# Reaction

'We are more the head coach than the manager - that's the way football is going'

Aug 11th 2018, 12:01 AM 11,123 Views 15 Comments

The Man United boss was full of praise for his players following their opening day win over Leicester City.

# head-coach - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Irishman Toolan takes over as head coach of the Melbourne Rising
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irishman Toolan takes over as head coach of the Melbourne Rising

Aug 2nd 2018, 4:05 PM 9,728 Views 2 Comments

The Melbourne Rebels performance analyst was formerly part of Ireland’s backroom staff.

# head-coach - Friday 18 May, 2018

Friend and Dobson emerge as contenders for Connacht head coach job
# Connacht
# Connacht

Friend and Dobson emerge as contenders for Connacht head coach job

May 18th 2018, 6:10 PM 9,318 Views 8 Comments

The Australian and South African have both built up strong CVs.

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