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J1s and Joe Schmidt: 14 images from Ireland's win over USA

As the new coach watched on, Simon Zebo was the only Irish player left with much to smile about.

The incoming head coach in his new gear.

‘I promise, James, I’ll get you started next week’.

Zeebs hooked up with some J1-ers.

Todd Clever tackled / wedgied by Chris Henry and Mike McCarthy.

Stuart Olding had an impressive night in attack and defence.

Mike Ross led a powerful scrum.

Simon Zebo had limited opportunity out wide.

Ian Madigan with one of his five (out of six) successful kicks.


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Robbie Henshaw had a difficult night at fullback.

Fergus McFadden was the biggest threat from the back three.

Peter O’Mahony didn’t shirk his captaincy responsibilities.

Houston, we have a water break.

Tommy O’Donnell is mobbed after making his debut off the bench.

Simon Zebo knows where he’s off to.

All images ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

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