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#Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Schmidt looks forward to family time but not ruling out coaching return

‘Never say never,’ the 53-year-old said.

Joe Schmidt named Philips Sports Manager of the Year for the second time

The Ireland head coach was presented with his award at a gala lunch in Dublin this afternoon.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Johnny Sexton signs contract extension with IRFU and Leinster until 2021

The out-half is the latest senior player to renew terms with the union ahead of next year’s World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 10 December, 2018

Lancaster in contract talks with Leinster, but refuses to rule out Farrell reunion

The Leinster senior coach has not received any contact from outside the province over his future.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 29 November, 2018

World Cup selection meeting: Picking Joe Schmidt's 31-man Ireland squad

Andy Dunne and Murray Kinsella joined Ryan Bailey on Heineken Rugby Weekly to discuss their selections 10 months out.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Master and apprentice: Payne hails Schmidt's influence on his playing and coaching career

The former Ireland centre was part of Schmidt’s coaching staff on the summer tour to Australia.

'He was a legend when he was playing and has continued that in his coaching'

Munster’s Chris Farrell is excited to play under Andy Farrell when he takes over from Joe Schmidt as Ireland head coach.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

'I was studying for my exams and got a call. The number wasn't saved, but it was Joe'

Adam Byrne was handed his Leinster debut and first Ireland cap by Joe Schmidt.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 26 November, 2018

'Joe will want to leave this Irish team in a better place than he found it'

Rob Kearney has hailed the influence of Joe Schmidt on Irish rugby after the 53-year-old confirmed his decision to end his reign.

From Cardiff to Chicago, 7 of Irish rugby's best moments under Joe Schmidt

There have been many memorable days down through the Schmidt years.

'There's still one more box to tick': Sexton striving for more after dream year

A momentous year received its deserved crowning moment in Monaco last night.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 24 November, 2018

As it happened: Ireland v USA, November Tests Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Ireland v USA, November Tests

Joe Schmidt’s side were bidding to end a momentous year with one final victory.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 23 November, 2018

'If I was Larmour I'd be a little bit worried not getting a run at fullback this weekend' Competition For Places This post contains videos

'If I was Larmour I'd be a little bit worried not getting a run at fullback this weekend'

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan discussed Will Addison’s inclusion in the team to face the USA on this week’s Heineken Rugby Weekly.

'I was carrying all this excess weight and was quite lethargic in stuff I was doing'

After falling out of Joe Schmidt’s plans, Finlay Bealham had a hard look at himself in the mirror and has returned fitter and leaner.

Emotional Schmidt prepares to make decision on Ireland future with his family

‘It is tough for me, to be honest. I cannot believe the support we have had here as a family.’

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Ringrose retained as Schmidt makes wholesale changes for final November Test

A number of players have a chance to stake their claim in Saturday’s clash against USA.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Sexton's brilliance earns him Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of the Year award

The Ireland and Leinster out-half was recognised at this evening’s awards dinner in Dublin.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Setback for Marmion as Ireland scrum-half ruled out for three months due to injury

The Connacht player still managed to star in the win over New Zealand.

Mixed feelings for Lowe as he watched Ireland defeat former team-mates

The Leinster winger was at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday with his parents.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 19 November, 2018

Schmidt's Ireland hit highest-ever World Rugby ranking points total

They’re just 1.37 ranking points behind the All Blacks.

The story behind this iconic photo of Jacob Stockdale's match-winning try

Inpho photographer Tommy Dickson took one of the standout images from a historic night at the Aviva.

Over 1 million people watched the nail-biting conclusion of Ireland's All Blacks win

It was the second most-watched sports broadcast on RTÉ this year.

'He's always there to carry, always there to tackle': James Ryan continues to soar

Rory Best and Devin Toner are no longer surprised by what the 22-year-old produces on the big stage.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 17 November, 2018

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests

We went minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt’s Ireland bid to record a famous first home win over the All Blacks.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 16 November, 2018

'It's not as if there's a list of top-5 ways to beat the All Blacks'

Andy Dunne, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey put their heads together on Heineken Rugby Weekly ahead of the Ireland-New Zealand showdown.

'Suddenly you're in a situation where it's like, 'Jesus, lads, we're winning''

Nick Popplewell tasted victory against the All Blacks but had more tough days after facing the haka.

'I know he can’t wait to get out there and have a shot at these guys'

Kieran Marmion knows his room-mate and Connacht team-mate Bundee Aki will relish the challenge of the All Blacks on Saturday.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Carbery ready and waiting in the wings

The out-half is prepared to slot in and execute his job against the All Blacks whatever the situation demands.

'There'll be sparks and fireworks' - Ronan O'Gara gives his take at our All Blacks preview night

The Irish rugby legend spoke openly on a series of topics at Liberty Hall in Dublin.

Schmidt strongly defends Bundee Aki's right to play for Ireland

The New Zealand-born centre comes up against the country of his birth this weekend.

No concern over Leavy despite flanker missing training with 'full body soreness'

The Leinster back row will train at tomorrow’s captain’s run as Ireland manage his workload.

Schmidt's late decisions, Toner restored and more Ireland team talking points

The head coach has reverted to the tried and trusted for the All Blacks clash.

Kearney and Ringrose return, Toner starts as Schmidt names team for All Blacks

The Ireland head coach has made four changes for Saturday’s much anticipated meeting with the world champions.

'It was a stupid thing, a rush of blood to the head really. I was so riled up'

From the low of being sent off in New Plymouth, to the career-high of Chicago in 2016, Jamie Heaslip has mixed memories of playing the All Blacks.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'If you are too emotional, you'll miss a beat and against these guys it's seven points'

Peter O’Mahony is awaiting his first win over the All Blacks, but a personal agenda is not driving the Munster captain this week.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Going home to be a father keeps All Black challenge in perspective for Earls

The 31-year-old is set to face New Zealand for the fifth time on Saturday.

'Thank you very much': Farrell sidesteps suggestion he will succeed Schmidt

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne said the current Ireland defence coach would be ‘more than capable’ of stepping up to the top job.

Kearney, Ringrose and Marmion 'on the right track' to face the All Blacks

Joe Schmidt’s squad trained at their base at Carton House this morning.

'Hopefully this really seals it, that we have put this behind us and it is settled'

13 years on from the infamous spear tackle incident, Brian O’Driscoll and Tana Umaga are reunited in Dublin.

Sexton: 'Every chance you get to play the All Blacks is a very special thing'

The out-half will face the world champions for the 12th time on Saturday, and is determined to help drive Ireland to new heights.

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