# joe-schmidt - Friday 18 April, 2014
The Australian’s newly-created position was born in a post-2011 Rugby World Cup review by the IRFU.
The 26-year-old Leinster loosehead prop says Munster are ‘well capable’ of winning against Toulon in the Heineken Cup.
# joe-schmidt - Thursday 17 April, 2014
IRFU focused on players’ “best interests in terms of getting to progress to with the national team.”
# joe-schmidt - Friday 11 April, 2014
The head coach urged his captain not to rush his return to competitive rugby and instead focus on ‘getting himself right for the long term.’
# joe-schmidt - Thursday 10 April, 2014
Ireland’s struggles to place-kick from the right-hand side of the pitch appear to have been solved.
# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 8 April, 2014
19 months ago, Robbie Henshaw sat his Leaving Certificate.
# joe-schmidt - Friday 28 March, 2014
The former Leinster and Ireland hooker believes both coaches have shadow boxed in terms of selections.
# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 25 March, 2014
Blues forwards coach Jono Gibbes is not buying attempts to ramp up Saturday’s interpro as a grudge match for overlooked players.
# joe-schmidt - Sunday 23 March, 2014
The former Connacht and Ireland Wolfhounds hooker believes Joe Schmidt will tour with a strong squad this summer.
# joe-schmidt - Saturday 22 March, 2014
We are 18 months away from the showpiece tournament and nailing our flag to the mast way too soon.
Joe Schmidt took over a side that had fallen to their lowest world ranking spot and turned them into Europe-beaters.
# joe-schmidt - Friday 21 March, 2014
The GIFs and videos are back out as we look at Ireland’s rucking, tactical add-ons, discipline, decoys and more.
Using videos and GIFs, we’ve examined some of the elements that went into Joe Schmidt’s men being crowned champions.
The inside centre played for the Wolfhounds last January and could yet be a long term option for Joe Schmidt’s new midfield.
# joe-schmidt - Thursday 20 March, 2014
Joe Schmidt has a habit of reaching his targets, writes Simon Hick.
# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 19 March, 2014
Trevor Hogan, speaking on Off The Ball last night, gave an insight into a training ground technique that directly led to two Irish tries.
Laurent Labit says the rumours of his out-half’s return to Ireland made him laugh.
The Ulster winger will take some shifting from Joe Schmidt’s starting XV after a superb Six Nations.
The Whiff of Cordite gang pay tribute to the squad players that saw Ireland over the line in Paris.
# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 18 March, 2014
The Ulster back is expected to sign up for the Irish cause ahead of the Autumn internationals.
The Ireland coach pointed out that he has just 10 games to get his Six Nations champions ready for next year’s rugby showcase.
The Ireland coach feels an imminent return for the out-half is unlikely, however.
# joe-schmidt - Monday 17 March, 2014
It may cost the IRFU up to €700,000 to compensate Racing Métro for the out-half’s services.
We’ve scanned the pages of Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Aujourd’hui en France to find out what they’re talking about.
Ireland’s openside flanker had an outstanding championship as he thrived under Joe Schmidt’s coaching.
# joe-schmidt - Sunday 16 March, 2014
The Leinster lock has been almost ever-present for Ireland this season and is playing the finest rugby of his career.
Joe Schmidt’s side fly back into Dublin after their Six Nations triumph.
Ireland’s head coach refused to accept the credit after guiding Ireland to their Six Nations triumph.
The Ireland captain has lauded the influence of Joe Schmidt in turning around a team that finished fifth last year.
# joe-schmidt - Saturday 15 March, 2014
The captain doesn’t sound like a man ready to stop at two championship medals.
The New Zealander already has one eye on the future after claiming silverware in his first season at the international helm.
The set-piece will be vital against France, as will holding onto the ball and the impact of the bench.
The toughest of them all.
… and then there were three.
# joe-schmidt - Friday 14 March, 2014
We’ve taken a look at what they’re writing in Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Le Parisien.
The captain and his coach are intent on limiting ammunition to Les Bleus’ back three.
# joe-schmidt - Thursday 13 March, 2014
‘Any other sane coach would have Morgan Parra back in’ says the former Leinster and Ireland hooker on Philippe Saint-Andre’s team selection.
The Ireland captain has never won in Paris. He’s hoping ending that run will result in a medal this weekend.
Joe Schmidt was able to run two Irish XVs against each other as he perfects a game-plan to take France down.
Playing France with the Championship on the line was a dream scenario in January, now the Kiwi wants to make winning silverware a reality.