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# smarts - 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.

# smarts - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Dummy loops, decoys and manipulation: 5 of Schmidt's sharpest plays

Ireland have produced sublime set-piece scores at important times during Schmidt’s tenure.

# smarts - Monday 29 July, 2019

Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically

The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.

# smarts - Monday 22 July, 2019

Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays

Pieter-Steph du Toit made two similar linebreaks in the Boks’ win over the Wallabies.

# smarts - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart

Attack coach Nigel Carolan has his charges striking superbly from lineout platforms.

# smarts - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Analysis: Schmidt's smarts shine through in Ireland's detailed power plays

There were fresh examples of the head coach’s clever thinking against the All Blacks.

# smarts - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Munster's Conor Murray underlines his deep rugby intelligence

The scrum-half’s first-half try was exceptionally clever.

# smarts - Monday 12 December, 2016

Analysis: Zebo's try highlights so much that is good about Munster right now

The southern province produced a stunning team score against Leicester at Thomond Park.

# smarts - Saturday 2 January, 2016

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Having access to the internet makes us doubt how smart we are

And you thought they just made you ignore people.

# smarts - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Two of rugby's deep thinkers will go head-to-head in the RWC final

Wayne Smith’s defence will attempt to nullify and exploit Stephen Larkham’s attack.

# smarts - Saturday 28 February, 2015

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The excellent story of Taylor Swift, her belly button and the paparazzi

Sound, clever lady.

# smarts - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Analysis: Ireland's intelligent maul defence frustrates the Boks

Simon Easterby and Paul O’Connell came up with a smart way to stop the South Africans.

# smarts - Saturday 8 November, 2014

'I didn't mention the injuries once' - Schmidt proud of Ireland's intelligence

The Kiwi head coach was enthused by the excellence of Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton in the halfbacks.