# joe-schmidt - Today’s News
Former Leinster and Ireland hooker Shane Byrne believes the country’s leading try scorer is deserving of every accolade he gets.
# joe-schmidt - Thursday 6 March, 2014
The Ireland coach has been sparing with his changes ahead of the Azzurri’s visit to Dublin.
# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 5 March, 2014
Thanks to a remarkable generation of players, the Ireland team is in the midst of its ‘Alex Ferguson era’.
# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 4 March, 2014
The 24-year-old loosehead prop has been impressive off the bench and in training for Ireland.
# joe-schmidt - Monday 3 March, 2014
Meanwhile, the Leinster centre outlines what has made his centre partnership with Gordon D’Arcy so successful.
Meanwhile, there have been updates on the injury problems for Peter O’Mahony, Luke Marshall and a host of others.
The Leinster back is hoping his value as a versatile replacement does not prevent him from starting against Italy.
# joe-schmidt - Sunday 2 March, 2014
Joe Schmidt’s side are set to take on Italy in the Six Nations next weekend.
# joe-schmidt - Thursday 27 February, 2014
Here’s how Joe Schmidt’s squad are shaping up nine days out from the Six Nations meeting with Italy.
The Ireland No. 8 is focusing on positives as Ireland prepare for the closing stages of the Six Nations.
# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 26 February, 2014
‘We lost a bit of shape, maybe tried a bit too hard in that last 10 minutes,” says the head coach.
# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 25 February, 2014
With just four places in the match-day squad up for grabs, the Kiwi coach admits it’s difficult to get the selection balance right.
Joe Schmidt’s men identified the space in wide channels, but couldn’t convert it into gainline advances.
The flanker has not torn his muscle, but he and Jonathan Sexton may be taken out of the firing line next time out.
# joe-schmidt - Sunday 23 February, 2014
The power of the scrum, kicking failure and England’s counter-attacking surprise all feature.
Ireland are down, but not out.
Ireland’s head coach was an odd combination of annoyed and enthused after a mixed bag of a day in London.
# joe-schmidt - Saturday 22 February, 2014
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt revealed that Brian O’Driscoll’s late replacement was due to cramp in his calf.
The Ireland coach was determined to accentuate the positives following today’s loss.
We pick the bones out of a weekend that ended in disappointment for Ireland.
The 22-year-old Scot held his nerve to settle a topsy-turvy clash.
The former Ireland and Leinster wing gives us insight into how the clash at Twickenham might play out.
It’s been a while since the Ireland captain held a title that was once common.
# joe-schmidt - Friday 21 February, 2014
A humble demeanour is a central part of the coach’s ethos, so he is keen to downplay his part in the upturn in Irish fortunes.
# joe-schmidt - Thursday 20 February, 2014
The Ireland boss also cleared up any worries regarding Brian O’Driscoll’s fitness.
Captain Paul O’Connell warns of the need for “a big step up” when Ireland face England this weekend.
Brian O’Driscoll has been passed fit to face England for the final time this Saturday.
# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 19 February, 2014
The Munster and Ireland scrum-half is relishing his first trip to Twickenham.
# joe-schmidt - Monday 17 February, 2014
The Ulster hooker believes the game’s destiny lies with the 16 men going scrum to scrum on Saturday.
The New Zealander appears to have carried many of the strengths that made him a success at Leinster into international rugby.
Irish team manager Mick Kearney revealed that Robin Coepland was not included in the 33-man squad as he was unlikely to feature in the matchday 23.
The Munster winger hasn’t made the extended panel for this weekend’s Six Nations clash at Twickenham.
Isaac Boss should be fit for the Twickenham clash despite being forcefully flung to the RDS turf on Friday.
# joe-schmidt - Saturday 15 February, 2014
Jake Heenan: ‘Once I’m eligible, I want Joe Schmidt calling me to say I’m part of his Ireland plans’
The young Kiwi flanker will keep his international options open, but he will become a leader in Connacht’s pack long before that decision must be made.
# joe-schmidt - Thursday 13 February, 2014
Joe Schmidt identified potential weaknesses in the Welsh defensive system and his players pursued them ruthlessly.
The Kiwi coach is fastening down the core of his squad in Clonmel after enduring the worst wind he has ever trained in.
The Ireland international is excited about getting a game under his belt for Leinster this weekend.
# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 12 February, 2014
Rather than fuss over pretty patterns, the Kiwi coach is figuring out new ways to win each game.
The Ulster winger has been told by the Ireland coach that big performances may force him back into the reckoning.