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# simon-easterby - Saturday 13 February, 2021

'In France they say: 'Il pue le rugby'... Dupont stinks of rugby'
# Toto
# Toto

'In France they say: 'Il pue le rugby'... Dupont stinks of rugby'

Feb 13th 2021, 10:00 AM 24,095 Views 7 Comments

Ireland are coming up against arguably the world’s form player in Antoine Dupont on Sunday.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

'We have to be better at winning those critical moments' - Easterby turns attention to France
# Work To Do
# Work To Do

'We have to be better at winning those critical moments' - Easterby turns attention to France

Feb 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,433 Views 30 Comments

The Ireland defence coach also explained why Gavin Coombes has been allowed return to Munster.

# simon-easterby - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

'No setbacks so far' - Ireland optimistic Sexton and Ryan will face France
# On Track
# On Track

'No setbacks so far' - Ireland optimistic Sexton and Ryan will face France

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 3:03 PM 11,694 Views 42 Comments

The pair were both removed with head injuries during Sunday’s defeat to Wales.

# simon-easterby - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Ireland told be on guard against George North's threat
# Dangerman
# Dangerman

Ireland told be on guard against George North's threat

Feb 7th 2021, 8:51 AM 7,391 Views 7 Comments

The Welshman has had success against Ireland in the past.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Easterby and Ireland set about fixing their lineout and maul problems

Easterby and Ireland set about fixing their lineout and maul problems

Nov 25th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,179 Views 17 Comments

Missed lineouts and missed maul chances were the story of the day at Twickenham last weekend.

# simon-easterby - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

'We don't want to just be handing out caps' - Ireland stick with autumn squad
# Selection
# Selection

'We don't want to just be handing out caps' - Ireland stick with autumn squad

Nov 24th 2020, 2:25 PM 10,155 Views 17 Comments

Simon Easterby is confident Ireland can remedy their lineout issues.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist
# Analysis
# Analysis

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist

Nov 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 10,217 Views 5 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men will be looking to make improvements in a defensive sense in the Autumn Nations Cup.

# simon-easterby - Saturday 31 October, 2020

'He's so explosive and powerful but it's also his mindset that separates him'
# 100 Club
# 100 Club

'He's so explosive and powerful but it's also his mindset that separates him'

Oct 31st 2020, 7:45 AM 8,112 Views 0 Comments

33-year-old prop Cian Healy wins his 100th cap for Ireland in Paris this evening.

Softies? Ireland vow to deliver physicality in Paris after Rassie's comment
# Super Saturday
# Super Saturday

Softies? Ireland vow to deliver physicality in Paris after Rassie's comment

Oct 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 42,955 Views 25 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men head into Super Saturday with the Six Nations title still on the line.

# simon-easterby - Sunday 23 February, 2020

'Any time that you are able to lift a trophy for your country is huge'
# Triple Crown
# Triple Crown

'Any time that you are able to lift a trophy for your country is huge'

Feb 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 14,722 Views 19 Comments

Ireland are on the hunt for a Triple Crown against England at Twickenham today.

# simon-easterby - Friday 31 January, 2020

'I was joking that he's going to take my spot' - Stander on Ireland debutant Doris
# Number Eight
# Number Eight

'I was joking that he's going to take my spot' - Stander on Ireland debutant Doris

Jan 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 20,524 Views 24 Comments

The Munster man has shifted to blindside flanker to make way for the 21-year-old Leinster back row.

# simon-easterby - Friday 15 November, 2019

Easterby set for defence role as Farrell shuffles Ireland coaching deck
# Backroom
# Backroom

Easterby set for defence role as Farrell shuffles Ireland coaching deck

Nov 15th 2019, 3:38 PM 35,065 Views 26 Comments

The new head coach is expected to assume a bigger-picture role after succeeding Joe Schmidt.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'He will become one of the greats' - Ryan central in Ireland pack primed to step up
# Up Front
# Up Front

'He will become one of the greats' - Ryan central in Ireland pack primed to step up

Oct 9th 2019, 2:24 AM 8,119 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Rhys Ruddock put himself firmly in the mix with a big showing against Russia.

# simon-easterby - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Ireland 'really happy' with Carbery's progress as Sexton sits out
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Ireland 'really happy' with Carbery's progress as Sexton sits out

Jul 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 21,176 Views 18 Comments

The Munster out-half has been working closely with Richie Murphy in camp.

# simon-easterby - Friday 19 July, 2019

Addison's return adds to 'incredibly hard' selection decisions for Ireland
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Addison's return adds to 'incredibly hard' selection decisions for Ireland

Jul 19th 2019, 5:45 PM 10,121 Views 23 Comments

Joe Schmidt and his coaches must whittle down an extended panel of 45 to just 31 for Japan.

# simon-easterby - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Hunters? Hunted? Schmidt's Ireland not interested in Hansen's perception
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

Hunters? Hunted? Schmidt's Ireland not interested in Hansen's perception

Mar 7th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,927 Views 8 Comments

Joe Schmidt and his coaches have had some ‘very tough’ selection meetings ahead of the France game.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Ireland insist Cronin's omission down to 'building squad depth'
# Cut
# Cut

Ireland insist Cronin's omission down to 'building squad depth'

Mar 6th 2019, 5:28 PM 10,651 Views 22 Comments

Forwards coach Simon Easterby insisted it was not a harsh call to leave the Leinster hooker out of this week’s squad.

Carbery to miss France showdown as Leavy and Henshaw remain sidelined
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Carbery to miss France showdown as Leavy and Henshaw remain sidelined

Mar 6th 2019, 2:24 PM 8,951 Views 13 Comments

The Munster out-half has made good progress in his comeback, but Sunday will come too soon for a return.

# simon-easterby - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Fully-loaded Ireland in good shape as competition drives standards
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Fully-loaded Ireland in good shape as competition drives standards

Jan 29th 2019, 8:36 PM 12,125 Views 12 Comments

‘It’s a good place to be at the moment,’ says forwards coach Simon Easterby.

'I think it's a headline': Easterby brushes off England's latest verbal grenade
# Outside Noise
# Outside Noise

'I think it's a headline': Easterby brushes off England's latest verbal grenade

Jan 29th 2019, 3:12 PM 13,957 Views 12 Comments

The entire Ireland squad trained at their Carton House base on Tuesday morning.

# simon-easterby - Monday 26 November, 2018

'I tend to be a little bit of a workaholic' - Schmidt putting family first
# Big Decision
# Big Decision

'I tend to be a little bit of a workaholic' - Schmidt putting family first

Nov 26th 2018, 6:32 AM 26,339 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland head coach is set to confirm his departure after next year’s World Cup.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Ruddock to captain Ireland as Chicago clash offers important opportunities
# Stepping Up
# Stepping Up

Ruddock to captain Ireland as Chicago clash offers important opportunities

Oct 31st 2018, 3:12 PM 29,730 Views 8 Comments

The halfback positions are one of the most interesting areas ahead of the clash against Italy.

# simon-easterby - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Ireland forwards coach Easterby to provide support for Ulster before head coach arrival
# Simon Says
# Simon Says

Ireland forwards coach Easterby to provide support for Ulster before head coach arrival

Jul 3rd 2018, 12:00 PM 17,394 Views 46 Comments

Hope remains that Dan McFarland will leave Scotland before January, but Easterby will work with the province’s young coaches on an interim basis.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Scannell and Herring impress as Ireland's depth continues to grow
# Options
# Options

Scannell and Herring impress as Ireland's depth continues to grow

Jun 20th 2018, 6:30 AM 11,618 Views 20 Comments

Joe Schmidt and his coaching staff are pleased that they now have options across the pitch.

# simon-easterby - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Ireland defend themselves after Wallabies question 'blocking' tactics
# Escorting
# Escorting

Ireland defend themselves after Wallabies question 'blocking' tactics

Jun 19th 2018, 8:30 AM 15,877 Views 25 Comments

‘We didn’t feel like we did anything that any other team in the world isn’t doing.’

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Feek joins Japanese club as Farrell, Easterby and Murphy extend Ireland deals
# ASSISTANTS
# ASSISTANTS

Feek joins Japanese club as Farrell, Easterby and Murphy extend Ireland deals

May 9th 2018, 11:23 AM 10,028 Views 16 Comments

The scrum coach will, however, continue his role with Ireland until after the 2019 World Cup.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Back row competition points to Ireland's much-improved depth
# Options
# Options

Back row competition points to Ireland's much-improved depth

Jan 31st 2018, 1:01 AM 11,537 Views 22 Comments

Building depth has been a key goal since the 2015 World Cup quarter-final exit.

# simon-easterby - Monday 6 March, 2017

Jared Payne unlikely to start in Cardiff after suffering bruising in Ulster return
# House Of Payne
# House Of Payne

Jared Payne unlikely to start in Cardiff after suffering bruising in Ulster return

Mar 6th 2017, 2:45 PM 6,763 Views 8 Comments

But Rob Kearney came through training this morning and reported no further issues with his groin.

# simon-easterby - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Analysis: Scottish trick play lowlights a bad day for Ireland's lineout and maul
# Missed Chances
# Missed Chances

Analysis: Scottish trick play lowlights a bad day for Ireland's lineout and maul

Feb 7th 2017, 3:00 PM 23,658 Views 17 Comments

Simon Easterby’s pack missed some big opportunities at key points in the game.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Ireland likely to ring the changes as POM and SOB return for Canada
# Next Job
# Next Job

Ireland likely to ring the changes as POM and SOB return for Canada

Nov 9th 2016, 6:20 AM 8,814 Views 10 Comments

The likes of Luke McGrath, Niyi Adeolokun and Billy Holland could make their debuts.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

'We want to come here and lay down a marker over the next three weeks'
# Challenge
# Challenge

'We want to come here and lay down a marker over the next three weeks'

Jun 8th 2016, 6:00 AM 6,764 Views 12 Comments

Simon Easterby lays down a challenge to the Ireland squad ahead of their three Tests in South Africa.

# simon-easterby - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Ireland back their adopted South Africans to show Boks what they’re missing
# IRISHMEN
# IRISHMEN

Ireland back their adopted South Africans to show Boks what they’re missing

Jun 7th 2016, 3:06 PM 6,829 Views 5 Comments

Forwards coach Simon Easterby played on Ireland’s 2004 tour to South Africa.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

'That's his thing' - Ireland not biting on Jones' Stoke City comparison
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

'That's his thing' - Ireland not biting on Jones' Stoke City comparison

Feb 24th 2016, 6:00 AM 7,134 Views 9 Comments

Assistant coach Simon Easterby says Ireland are not concerned with Jones’ media tactics.

# simon-easterby - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Ireland ignore 'knee-jerk' calls for tactical revolution in Six Nations
# Staying Grounded
# Staying Grounded

Ireland ignore 'knee-jerk' calls for tactical revolution in Six Nations

Feb 4th 2016, 7:45 AM 16,363 Views 40 Comments

Simon Easterby says the squad have has a productive couple of weeks in Carton House.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Ireland's fully-fit squad means difficult selection meetings for France clash
# Allez Les Gars
# Allez Les Gars

Ireland's fully-fit squad means difficult selection meetings for France clash

Oct 7th 2015, 4:16 PM 8,122 Views 27 Comments

Assistant coach Simon Easterby said Jared Payne trained fully this morning.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

'There will be a step-up this weekend but we can build around our forward pack and set-piece'
# Rwc 15
# Rwc 15

'There will be a step-up this weekend but we can build around our forward pack and set-piece'

Sep 30th 2015, 9:58 AM 4,296 Views 4 Comments

Forwards coach Simon Easterby has overseen an immaculate Irish set-piece during the World Cup so far.

# simon-easterby - Saturday 5 September, 2015

'You’ve got to hold SOB back from doing damage to his own team-mates'
# Rwc 15
# Rwc 15

'You’ve got to hold SOB back from doing damage to his own team-mates'

Sep 5th 2015, 8:30 AM 9,119 Views 8 Comments

It’s all about the breakdown today at Twickers.

# simon-easterby - Friday 21 August, 2015

Mike Sherry makes try-scoring return but Connacht maul too much for Munster
# Four Try Maul
# Four Try Maul

Mike Sherry makes try-scoring return but Connacht maul too much for Munster

Aug 21st 2015, 10:03 PM 14,791 Views 39 Comments

Marmion puts forward a World Cup case with two tries.

# simon-easterby - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Ireland to test 'new combinations' for World Cup warm-up in Wales
# New Combinations
# New Combinations

Ireland to test 'new combinations' for World Cup warm-up in Wales

Aug 4th 2015, 3:33 PM 9,641 Views 19 Comments

Forwards coach Simon Easterby says some of the XV ‘won’t have been tested at this level before’.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Schmidt's Ireland confident white line fever will be remedied against Scotland
# 22 Visits
# 22 Visits

Schmidt's Ireland confident white line fever will be remedied against Scotland

Mar 18th 2015, 6:30 AM 4,310 Views 3 Comments

Assistant coach Simon Easterby says ‘we’re backing the players to make the right calls at the right time.’

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