# Isa Nacewa

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The day George Hook claimed Joe Schmidt had lost the dressing room
Ten years on since their first Pro12 trip to Treviso, Garry Doyle revisits the harrowing defeat that left questions hanging over Leinster’s newly appointed Kiwi coach.
'Leinster-Munster is huge... it's still the biggest game of the year'
Isa Nacewa and Ronan O’Gara look forward to the return of rugby in Ireland.
'His rugby mind sets him apart' - Nacewa hopes to see Schmidt back soon
The former Ireland head coach was recently linked with a role in World Rugby.
Who is the best-ever import into Irish rugby from abroad?
This week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly found the lads in unanimous agreement.
O'Driscoll and Nacewa comments offer interesting theory on Ireland's exit
Both former players suggested that Leinster’s style of play had an impact on Ireland’s success.
'They went back to the conservative approach' - Nacewa on Schmidt's Ireland
The former Leinster captain feels the belief was sapped from Joe Schmidt’s squad in 2019.
Van der Flier takes inspiration from Nacewa's injury mindset
The Leinster flanker says Nacewa’s attitude around setbacks and rehab opened his eyes.
'I didn't want to become complacent, stale or stagnant': Girvan Dempsey on leaving Leinster
Having spent his entire playing and coaching career with the province, the former full-back moved to Bath earlier this year.
'I know I'll go back to coaching when the timing is right, but it's not now'
Former Leinster captain Isa Nacewa was a guest on the second episode of the Heineken Rugby Weekly.
Johnny Sexton succeeds retired Isa Nacewa as Leinster's captain
Rhys Ruddock is the province’s new vice-captain.
'It should be easier second time round': Nacewa bids emotional farewell in open letter to Leinster
Isa, Isa, Isa…
Nacewa's farewell ends early as Leinster captain limps out of Pro14 final
The 35-year-old was replaced by Rory O’Loughlin at the Aviva Stadium.
Leinster look to complete historic double against ever-dangerous Scarlets
The Welsh region have focused on bringing far more physicality to bear this time around.
'Everyone wants to be Isa... he's a god amongst men' - James Lowe
Leinster want to send their captain off in style with another trophy this weekend.
Leinster's fresh faces make their presence truly felt against Munster
The likes of James Lowe and Jack Conan came in to make a big impact in the win over Munster.
'I hope so': Cullen upbeat about Nacewa's chances of playing in Pro14 final
The Leinster captain bid farewell to the RDS this afternoon, but will hope for one final appearance in blue next weekend.
'We're always looking' - Leinster considering move for foreign signing
Montpellier pair Joe Tomane and Jesse Mogg are understood to be available this summer.
Leinster wait for scan results on Nacewa's calf injury ahead of Munster
John Fogarty says decisions on team selection for the Pro14 semi-final will be made today, but admits they might need to freshen things up.
'It was great for Isa to win it for us with the last couple of kicks'
The 35-year-old stepped up when his side needed him most in the closing 10 minutes.
'I can't believe we're champions again': Nacewa and Sexton speechless as Leinster reign in Spain
Leo Cullen’s side battled hard to defeat Racing 92 15-12 in Bilbao this evening.
Leinster plan on saving best for last as they bid for fourth European star
Johnny Sexton and Isa Nacewa believe there is still more to come from their team.
Leinster great Isa Nacewa to retire from rugby this summer
Ireland international Richardt Strauss will also retire next month while out-half Cathal Marsh and flanker Peadar Timmins have been released.
Nacewa moving through the gears to thwart mentor-turned-tormentor Pivac
Leinster’s club captain endured a slow start to the week, but back on the wing he’s ready for another crack at his fellow Aucklander.
Lowe and McGrath set to miss out as Henshaw makes Leinster return
Isa Nacewa looks likely to shift to the wing as Henshaw comes into the midfield.
Analysis: Leinster's lethal attack tears Saracens apart for three classy tries
Leinster’s scores all came on kick return and showed off their rounded threat with ball in hand.
No sign of Nacewa slowing down as Leinster captain continues to defy his years
The 35-year-old returned to play an important role in the province’s win over Saracens.
The pain of Lyon driving Nacewa's quest to bring European success back to Leinster
“We’ve got to take the opportunity against arguably the best team in Europe.”
Analysis: Isa Nacewa runs the purest of pure switch lines
The veteran Leinster captain was impressive at inside centre against Glasgow.
'I don't want to force him into any box, he is doing things his way. That's the beauty about him'
Isa Nacewa doesn’t want to compare Jordan Larmour with any other player out there, because the fullback is doing it all his own way.
'I hate being injured. I hate sitting on the sidelines': Nacewa relishing RDS return
The Leinster captain makes his injury comeback in tonight’s Pro14 clash with the Dragons.
Leinster captain Nacewa faces another period on the sidelines after ankle operation
The 35-year-old is expected to be out for six weeks.
O'Brien and Nacewa in a race to be fit for visit of French heavyweights to Dublin
Both will be assessed during the week ahead of Montpellier on Saturday.
No regrets for Leinster or Nacewa over calf injury picked up in South Africa
The Leinster captain is out-of-action with the problem but hopes to be back sooner rather than later.
'Unlikely to feature next week': Nacewa to undergo calf scan after fourth long-haul flight
The Leinster captain sustained the injury in South Africa last night.
Nacewa and Gibson-Park to rejoin Leinster squad in South Africa after sorting visa problems
The pair will be available for next week’s game against the Toyota Cheetahs.
Nacewa and Gibson-Park to return home from South Africa after visa bid fails
Nick McCarthy has been called up.
Leinster's Nacewa and Gibson-Park denied entry to South Africa due to visa issues
The players may be boarding a flight back to Dublin this evening should they fail in having their denied entry overturned.
Brutal schedule could 'take a toll' on the Lions before All Blacks Tests
Warren Gatland will be looking to build momentum but the warm-up games will be very difficult.
'We're going to cop a lot of shite for this in the coming week, I'm guessing'
Leinster captain Isa Nacewa believes the province aren’t going to have to wait long for a trophy.
'A big part of the change for the better was when I had kids' - Nacewa
The Leinster captain talks about his mental skills journey since Joe Schmidt sparked his interest.