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#Joe Schmidt

# joe-schmidt - Friday 25 October, 2019

Lying in wait - Where do Ireland's second string stand after a year to forget?

We take a look at the players hoping to earn more time on the pitch under incoming Ireland head coach Andy Farrell.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 24 October, 2019

'Joe has changed the outlook on rugby for young generations'

Peter O’Mahony says that Joe Schmidt’s impact on Irish rugby will be felt all the way down to primary school level.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

'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.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Joe Schmidt 'blown away' by offers to continue coaching

The outgoing Irish boss has admitted he will take time to consider his future.

Cullen: World Cup quarter-final exit won't tarnish Schmidt's legacy in Ireland

Leo Cullen was a mainstay in the Leinster team during the New Zealander’s time in charge of the province.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 21 October, 2019

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

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

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Schmidt found Ireland's performance hard to explain as his team fell at a familiar hurdle

Joe Schmidt admitted after the game that it was hard to find a reason for Ireland not performing against New Zealand, and Rory Best spoke about the pressure associated with a World Cup quarter-final.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Analysis: Ireland's abysmal opening quarter sets tone for All Blacks hammering

Needing to be cool and clinical, Ireland instead delivered their most un-Schmidt like showing.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Schmidt: 'This year hasn't been great, but Ireland are in a really good place'

The New Zealander also lamented the shorter turnaround the team had to manage between their final pool game and the quarter-final.

Ireland 'gutted' to bid emotional Schmidt and Best farewell with World Cup defeat

Scrum coach Greg Feek also bows out after years of service to Irish rugby.

Schmidt's attempt to build Ireland into immovable object crumbles before our eyes

Ireland’s form through 2019 has been leading to today’s result, despite their protests of positivity.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Kiwi pundits write off Ireland's quarter-final hopes

Former All Black half-back Justin Marshall says Joe Schmidt’s men have failed to reach the standards they set in recent years.

Kearney and O'Mahony recalled as Schmidt names team to face All Blacks

Joe Schmidt’s starting XV has 886 caps worth of Test rugby experience.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Ireland looking for blend of experience and form in team to face All Blacks

Joe Schmidt has some important decisions to confirm tomorrow.

Joe Schmidt has transformed Ireland's approach to facing the All Blacks

‘I think it provokes excitement, it provokes a little bit of anxiety.’

Schmidt v Hansen: The decisive bout in a memorable rivarly

This weekend’s World Cup quarter-final between Ireland and New Zealand will be the fifth, and potentially final meeting between two of rugby’s most successful head coaches.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

All Blacks claim they got the quarter-final they wanted after avoiding Japan

Steve Hansen said he was keen to steer clear of the in-form hosts, who topped Pool A.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Ireland to face favourites New Zealand in Rugby World Cup quarter-finals

Joe Schmidt’s side will take on the number one team in the world in Tokyo next Saturday.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Schmidt happy Ireland head into QF 'unscathed' after 2015 toll against France

Bundee Aki’s red card was a blow but Schmidt feels Ireland have good cover in the midfield.

'Irrepressible' Larmour shines for Ireland with man-of-the-match display

The 22-year-old shone at fullback in a big win over Samoa.

Schmidt: It's pretty devastating for Bundee but hard to argue with red

The Ireland centre paid the ultimate price for his high hit on Samoan out-half Ulupano Seuteni.

Aki red the only blot as Ireland secure World Cup quarter-final with big win over Samoa

Joe Schmidt’s men were back somewhere close to their best in a seven-try victory in Fukuoka.

Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans

Joe Schmidt’s side can save themselves a nervous Sunday by winning with four tries in Fukuoka today.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 11 October, 2019

Samoans looking for Irish 'scalp' after frustrations with high-tackle bans

Steve Jackson’s side are missing two players due to suspensions for high shots against Russia.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Larmour and Beirne start as Henshaw makes injury comeback in Ireland XV

Joe Schmidt has made 12 personnel changes for his side’s Pool A clash with Samoa on Saturday.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Scotland's big win underlines importance of bonus-point victory for Ireland

Joe Schmidt’s side still have it in their control to secure a quarter-final.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Samoa hope to get in Aki's face as they go 'all guns blazing' against Ireland

The Samoans are keen to follow in Japan’s footsteps with a shock win.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 7 October, 2019

World Rugby monitoring typhoon that could hit Ireland's World Cup campaign

Forecasts are suggesting that Hagibis could hit Japan this weekend.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Stockdale relishing prospect of more Schmidt-fuelled pressure

‘It’s amazing how much pressure one man can put on an entire team.’

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 3 October, 2019

'When you look at the stats, I'm really happy with the performance' - Schmidt

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland delivered their second poor performance in a row at the World Cup.

Schmidt upbeat on Ireland's performance, downbeat on Carbery

The Ireland camp are pushing the positives of the win over 20th-ranked Russia.

As it happened: Ireland v Russia, Rugby World Cup

Ireland are out to bounce back from the humbling loss to Japan and we’re going minute-by-minute.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Schmidt 'incredibly positive' for Ireland as he hopes for better refereeing

The Ireland boss has handed Johnny Sexton the ‘deserved honour’ of captaining the team.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Still no Henshaw - Ireland carrying the centre shows his importance to Schmidt

The 26-year-old has played just 80 minutes of rugby since 25 May.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Condensed schedule presents a host of problems in Japan

Ireland face some short turnarounds in Japan, but other teams have been dealt an even worse hand.

What does defeat to Japan mean for Ireland's hopes?

Ireland are facing an uncertain path in Japan following their 19-12 defeat to the hosts.

'We’re going to have to stay tight. There will be a lot of questions from the outside'

Ireland played into Japan’s hands in their shock 19-12 defeat to Japan.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 28 September, 2019

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

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

'We got a 12-3 lead and we stopped playing to a degree': Schmidt laments penalty calls after shock in Shizuoka

Ireland conceded nine penalties, and Schmidt complained about four ‘tough’ offside calls.

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, Rugby World Cup

Ireland could have wrapped up Pool A… or they could have it blown out of their hands.

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