Joe Schmidt

Schmidt left the Ireland set up in a better place despite the criticism

By Tom Savage / December 12, 2019 /

Did you ever read a book you didn’t like? I have and I’m sure you have. I’ve read plenty but the one that really stands out was Dan Brown’s “The…

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The Breakdown EP113 “It’s Easy For Some To Stick The Knife In Schmidt”

By Ronan Coughlan / October 25, 2019 /

On The Breakdown this week, Tom Savage & Raffaele Rocca look back briefly on Ireland’s defeat to New Zealand, Munster’s return to Pro14 action as well as a prediction for…

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WATCH: Ian Dowling confident in Ireland’s chances against All Blacks

By Jack Neville / October 17, 2019 /

This Saturday in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final between Ireland and New Zealand, the Irish will take on the mantle as underdogs as they look to dethrone the back-to-back RWC…

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WATCH: Niamh Briggs thinks Joe Schmidt has “something up his sleeve” for NZ

By Jack Neville / October 17, 2019 /

This weekend Ireland take on the All Blacks in the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final. The All Blacks are heavy favourites for the game as they chase a third title…

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‘No Human is limited’ Ireland Need To Push Limits To Beat NZ

By Niall O'Carroll / October 15, 2019 /

‘No Human is limited’ so reads a blue band worn on the wrist of Eluid Kipchoge the first man in history to run a marathon in under two hours. Now…

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WATCH: “Tonight was another major step in the right direction” Murray reacts to Samoa win

By Ronan Coughlan / October 14, 2019 /

Ireland wrapped up their final pool game in style over the weekend by scoring seven tries during their dispatch of Samoa in Fukuoka. Joe Schmidt’s side now knows their fate…

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The Breakdown EP112 ‘Ireland Are Built To Take Advantage Of What Sexton Offers’

By Raffaele Rocca / October 11, 2019 /

Episode 112 of The Breakdown is here! Raffaele Rocca and Tom Savage preview Ireland’s must-win game against Samoa on Saturday in Fukuoka and look at why Ireland out-half Jonathan Sexton…

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Schmidt Names Team For Samoa As Tournament Chaos Reigns

By Raffaele Rocca / October 10, 2019 /

Joe Schmidt has named his Irish side to take on Samoa as the World Cup has been thrown into scheduling chaos with the cancellation of several games and potentially Scotland’s…

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WATCH: CJ Stander says Ireland have plenty of places to ‘fix-up’ after Japan loss

By Raffaele Rocca / September 30, 2019 /

Munster’s CJ Stander and team masseur Willie Bennett were up for the daily media pool on Monday as Ireland look to bounce back from a terribly poor performance against Japan.…

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Carty Starts As Schmidt Names Team For Japan

By Ronan Coughlan / September 26, 2019 /

Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt has named his matchday squad ahead of their second Pool A against Japan at the Ecopa Stadium in Shizuoka on Saturday.   There are a total…

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