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#Joe Schmidt

# joe-schmidt - Friday 3 September, 2021

Joe Schmidt to step down from World Rugby role
# Moving On
# Moving On

Joe Schmidt to step down from World Rugby role

Sep 3rd 2021, 3:05 PM 40,583 Views 5 Comments

The former Ireland head coach is leaving the position so he can spend more time with his family.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 9 August, 2021

Ireland boss Farrell likely to be among contenders to lead next Lions tour
# Boss
# Boss

Ireland boss Farrell likely to be among contenders to lead next Lions tour

Aug 9th 2021, 2:24 PM 11,433 Views 11 Comments

Warren Gatland has been part of the last four tours but could stay on.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

'I spoke to Joe Schmidt' - Gatland unhappy at World Rugby dragging the Lions in
# TMO
# TMO

'I spoke to Joe Schmidt' - Gatland unhappy at World Rugby dragging the Lions in

Aug 3rd 2021, 2:06 PM 28,474 Views 2 Comments

The Lions boss says they tried to have the TMO changed before the first Test.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Rassie Erasmus releases explosive hour-long criticism of refereeing
# Review
# Review

Rassie Erasmus releases explosive hour-long criticism of refereeing

Jul 29th 2021, 11:55 AM 18,862 Views 17 Comments

The SA Rugby director of rugby has picked apart Nic Berry’s performance in the first Test.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Best defends Schmidt's 'pressurised' Ireland environment following Tuohy criticism
# Horses For Courses
# Horses For Courses

Best defends Schmidt's 'pressurised' Ireland environment following Tuohy criticism

Jul 20th 2021, 8:04 PM 39,554 Views 16 Comments

Former Ulster and Ireland lock Tuohy told the Telf Rugby podcast last month that players often felt ‘belittled and scared’ under Schmidt’s watch.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws
# Shape Of The Game
# Shape Of The Game

World Rugby will globally trial the 50:22 kick and new breakdown laws

Jul 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,686 Views 14 Comments

The new laws could have a big impact on the shape and safety of the game.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Joe Schmidt touches base with former sidekick to wish Ireland's Under 20s luck
# Rising Stars
# Rising Stars

Joe Schmidt touches base with former sidekick to wish Ireland's Under 20s luck

Jun 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 22,012 Views 1 Comment

The Irish Under 20 side begin their Six Nations campaign against Scotland today and face five games in 24 days.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 10 May, 2021

Connacht confirm Quinn Roux's departure after 9 years in Ireland
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

Connacht confirm Quinn Roux's departure after 9 years in Ireland

Updated May 10th 2021, 2:00 PM 44,971 Views 41 Comments

A summer move to France now looking likely for the player.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'Joe really does get a bit emotional and it doesn’t feel right. Like seeing your dad cry'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'Joe really does get a bit emotional and it doesn’t feel right. Like seeing your dad cry'

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 13,882 Views 6 Comments

Rob Kearney recalls the end of an era with the Irish team.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 26 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 3,808 Views 6 Comments

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'
# No Hiding
# No Hiding

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

Oct 24th 2020, 8:04 AM 49,437 Views 18 Comments

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
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

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

Oct 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 4,955 Views 1 Comment

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
# Stuart Mccloskey

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

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 9:33 PM 43,316 Views 16 Comments

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
# No Ordinary Joe
# No Ordinary Joe

The day George Hook claimed Joe Schmidt had lost the dressing room

Oct 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 33,928 Views 0 Comments

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
# Top Job
# Top Job

Joe Schmidt appointed World Rugby Director of Rugby and High Performance

Oct 8th 2020, 11:48 AM 15,217 Views 6 Comments

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
# Brain Power
# Brain Power

'His rugby mind sets him apart' - Nacewa hopes to see Schmidt back soon

Aug 17th 2020, 2:25 PM 7,132 Views 24 Comments

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
# WFH
# WFH

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

Updated Apr 29th 2020, 9:30 PM 15,125 Views 1 Comment

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'
# AIL Legends
# AIL Legends

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

Apr 12th 2020, 8:00 AM 36,978 Views 25 Comments

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
# Trés Bien
# Trés Bien

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

Mar 16th 2020, 1:48 PM 11,431 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

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

Mar 5th 2020, 7:17 PM 10,289 Views 21 Comments

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'
# Regret
# Regret

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

Mar 4th 2020, 8:02 AM 34,575 Views 21 Comments

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
# Laws
# Laws

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

Feb 27th 2020, 2:51 PM 7,849 Views 37 Comments

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 Bosses
# The Bosses

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

Feb 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,297 Views 2 Comments

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
# Grow The Game
# Grow The Game

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

Feb 5th 2020, 3:16 PM 9,759 Views 18 Comments

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
# Doing It His Way
# Doing It His Way

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

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 8:35 AM 13,445 Views 1 Comment

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
# On The Box
# On The Box

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

Feb 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 25,401 Views 9 Comments

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
# Dig Out
# Dig Out

Schmidt to return to Clermont - but just for a fortnight

Jan 30th 2020, 1:01 PM 10,220 Views 2 Comments

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
# No Deal
# No Deal

Bath insist they have not offered job to Joe Schmidt

Jan 28th 2020, 3:11 PM 10,079 Views 8 Comments

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?''
# Moving On
# Moving On

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

Updated Dec 7th 2019, 10:00 AM 37,892 Views 12 Comments

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
# Hindsight
# Hindsight

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

Dec 4th 2019, 5:09 PM 16,915 Views 74 Comments

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
# Joker
# Joker

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

Dec 4th 2019, 5:00 PM 9,570 Views 3 Comments

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
# Mature
# Mature

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

Dec 4th 2019, 12:00 PM 32,054 Views 57 Comments

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
# Legacy
# Legacy

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

Nov 26th 2019, 5:30 PM 27,116 Views 17 Comments

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

Joe Schmidt 'hid away' after World Cup disappointment but praises 'incredible' Irish fans
# Fields Of Athenry
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# Fields Of Athenry

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

Nov 23rd 2019, 2:37 PM 28,674 Views 57 Comments

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
# Book Review
# Book Review

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

Nov 21st 2019, 9:30 PM 21,851 Views 45 Comments

Ordinary Joe includes some poignant human passages.

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

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

Nov 21st 2019, 11:32 AM 62,352 Views 64 Comments

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?
# Step Up
# Step Up

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

Oct 25th 2019, 12:00 PM 32,941 Views 92 Comments

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'
# Influence
# Influence

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

Updated Oct 24th 2019, 8:39 AM 15,840 Views 38 Comments

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
# Regrets
# Regrets

'They went back to the conservative approach' - Nacewa on Schmidt's Ireland

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:00 PM 12,099 Views 16 Comments

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
# In Demand
# In Demand

Joe Schmidt 'blown away' by offers to continue coaching

Oct 22nd 2019, 9:30 PM 75,643 Views 78 Comments

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

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