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#Simon Easterby

# simon-easterby - Friday 31 January, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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

# simon-easterby - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Simon Easterby: Any issues with Irish lineout have already been fixed

The forwards coach is preparing for a trip to Murrayfield.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Choke conversation out of breath with Ireland refusing to take focus off England

Two weeks feels like an interminably long wait for a game of this magnitude. Roll on Sunday.

# simon-easterby - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Want to know how Kieran Marmion represented Ireland? He came from the fifth province

The Exiles remain an alternative way for Irish-eligible players to play for the national team.

# simon-easterby - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Schmidt with tight selection calls to make ahead of Six Nations opener

There is uncertainty over the back row, out-half, left wing, centres and tighthead prop.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Ireland more concerned about performance than November clean sweep

‘If the processes are right and you have good systems in place then the result comes out the back of that.’

Visualisation and video analysis powering McGrath in Ireland's set-pieces

Ireland’s forwards get limited time on the pitch to work on their scrums and mauls.

# simon-easterby - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Heaslip: You couldn't repeat some of the stuff Cheika says in the sheds

Ireland have been praising the Wallabies head coach, but also stress that they are focusing on their own display.

# simon-easterby - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Ireland pack making minor tweaks to solid foundations under Easterby

Joe Schmidt’s new forwards coach explains that small adjustments can help Ireland stay ahead of the opposition.

# simon-easterby - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Easterby confirmed as forwards coach in Schmidt's Ireland set up

The former international back row replaces John Plumtree in charge of the pack.

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