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#Joe Schmidt

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Breakdown problems high on Ireland's agenda ahead of Georgia clash

England dominated in this area last weekend at Twickenham.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 24 October, 2020

'I was a player who served bread and butter when people wanted cake'

Rob Kearney has won two Grand Slams, four Six Nations titles and four Champions Cups but he tells Garry Doyle that luck was a key factor in his success.

'It's going to be fun': Conway revelling in the competition under Farrell

Training and form carry a great deal more weight under Andy Farrell, the Munster wing says.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 16 October, 2020

'I am proud of my three caps for Ireland but could have had a few more'

Stuart McCloskey opens up about his frustration at missing out on opportunities with Ireland during the Schmidt years.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 10 October, 2020

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.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Joe Schmidt appointed World Rugby Director of Rugby and High Performance

The former Ireland head coach will begin his new role next month.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 17 August, 2020

'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.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Zoom calls with POC, Schmidt and Fogarty - How Irish refs are staying sharp

IRFU high performance referee coach John Lacey outlines what the country’s top refs have been learning.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 12 April, 2020

'I was blessed to join Shannon at that time. The crowds in the AIL were massive'

Andrew Thompson won nine All-Ireland League titles during his playing days with Shannon RFC.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 16 March, 2020

When Joe Schmidt's Ireland went to Paris and won the Six Nations

We reflect on the agonisingly tense Irish victory on the final day of the 2014 championship.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 5 March, 2020

'That's the great thing about this Irish team, it's about an island performing'

As he reflects on his career, Rory Best takes pride from squeezing every drop out of the potential he had.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'At a time Joe needed support, I felt I'd done the opposite. It was never my intention'

Rory Best has expressed his regret about comments he made in the wake of Ireland’s World Cup exit.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 27 February, 2020

World Rugby forms working group to examine the state of the breakdown

Some of the game’s leading coaches, referees, and medical experts will be involved.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Having turned Eddie Jones down in 2018, Andy Farrell now goes head-to-head with him

The England head coach attempted to lure Farrell back after Ireland’s Grand Slam.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Joe Schmidt to work with Spain team for a day ahead of big Georgia clash

The former Ireland boss is also set to coach the Classic All Blacks in May.

Ajax, total football, Joe Schmidt, Mr Miyagi and Andy Farrell

Ireland’s new head coach believes it is time to take the stabilisers off and trust the players to cycle their own path.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 3 February, 2020

TV Wrap - Rebuilding of Schmidt's reputation begins as Ireland stutter against Scotland

Elsewhere, Dylan Hartley impresses as Matt Williams sticks the boot into Eddie Jones.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Schmidt to return to Clermont - but just for a fortnight

Former Ireland coach to help out on a consultancy basis, according to reports in the French press.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Bath insist they have not offered job to Joe Schmidt

Schmidt had been linked with head coach position at the Rec.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 7 December, 2019

'In 12 months' time kids will walk straight past you, and their Dad will be saying 'Do you know who that is there?''

Rory Best on learning to be himself as Ireland captain, legacy, and talking Brexit with Joe Schmidt.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Performance anxiety, style of play, underestimating Japan - The IRFU's World Cup review

The union’s performance director, David Nucifora, also stressed the need to focus on Irish players’ skills.

Best hopes 'hilarious' Farrell doesn't lose element of fun as he steps into Schmidt's shoes

The former Ireland captain has explained how the incoming head coach likes to bring some comedy to his video review sessions.

Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain

The 23-year-old second row is many people’s choice to succeed Rory Best.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Joe Schmidt interview: planning to live without a plan... for now

Murray Kinsella sits down with the former Ireland head coach to reflect on the Rugby World Cup, his new book and much more.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 23 November, 2019

From Joe Schmidt 'hid away' after World Cup disappointment but praises 'incredible' Irish fans Fields Of Athenry This post contains videos

Joe Schmidt 'hid away' after World Cup disappointment but praises 'incredible' Irish fans

The former Ireland head coach said the Fields of Athenry drowned out the haka at the New Zealand match last month.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Schmidt's book offers insight into coaching values but has few World Cup answers

Ordinary Joe includes some poignant human passages.

Schmidt says worry about ban led to Toner's World Cup exclusion

The former Ireland head coach has released a book entitled Ordinary Joe.

# 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.

Schmidt found Ireland's performance hard to explain as his team fell at a familiar hurdle Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

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.

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