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# joe-schmidt - Today’s News

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# joe-schmidt - Yesterday’s News

Simon Hick column: Schmidt’s Ireland aren’t playing beautifully but they might never need to

Ireland have been beating the world’s top teams with a strong kicking game and sound fundamentals.

You’re the boss: Pick your first-choice Ireland 23 for the World Cup

Our rugby writers have selected the matchday squads they think Joe Schmidt will rely on in 10 months time.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Analysis: Ireland’s first-quarter blitz lays foundation for win over Wallabies

We break down Ireland’s scintillating opening 16 minutes against Michael Cheika’s side last night.

Joe Schmidt had his appendix removed after Ireland’s win over Australia

Ireland head coach “recovering well” following surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital.

‘I never thought we’d pull away at 17-0′: O’Connell pleased with Irish resilience

The captain did get a sense of satisfaction from Ireland’s second half performance.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 22 November, 2014

5 talking points after Ireland’s rollercoaster ride against Australia

Including Paul O’Connell’s ability to age like fine wine.

Ireland complete November clean sweep with victory over the Wallabies

Chieka’s men fought hard but tries from Zebo and Bowe, as well as Sexton’s kicking, saw Schmidt’s side on top.

There’s no doubt Schmidt is one of the best in the business – O’Connell

Ireland’s captain says there has been little talk of a win, but more focus on improving against the Wallabies.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 21 November, 2014

O’Connell: Ireland better prepared to face ‘super power’ Australia than last year

The Ireland captain says last year’s defeat to the Australia was ‘probably the toughest day since Joe has been in charge’.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

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.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Analysis: Schmidt’s players making life easier for their teammates

We break down the important supporting contributions for five of the Irish tries against Georgia.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 17 November, 2014

5 talking points after Ireland run six tries past Georgia in Dublin

Sloppy first-half, floodgates opening, Madigan’s display and the less experienced faces.

Ian Madigan’s display pleases Schmidt as new Ireland caps impress

The Kiwi head coach has strong belief in the playmaker, despite his lack of games at 10 for Leinster.

Ireland’s attention turns swiftly to visit of Michael Cheika’s Wallabies

Joe Schmidt and his men are looking to make it three wins out of three this month.

Discipline and ‘pokerfacing’ the opposition vital part of Schmidt culture

Dominic Ryan was perfectly calm despite getting the closest of close-up views of a Georgian boot.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Ireland refuse to criticise Georgian flanker for foot on Ryan’s face

Viktor Kolelishvili’s boot made contact with the eye of Ireland’s debutant back row.

Ireland jump to third in IRB world rankings ahead of Wallabies clash

Defeats for Australia and England, as well as Ireland’s win, mean a change in the official ladder.

Schmidt: First-half efforts laid foundation for Ireland’s second-half tries

The Kiwi coach was pleased with his players’ performance before the break.

Ireland take their time putting Georgia to the sword

A frustrating first half was followed by Ireland scoring six second half tries.

As It Happened: Ireland v Georgia, November Tests

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as Joe Schmidt’s side made it two wins from two this month.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 14 November, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Joe names his team, a Tyrone legend retires and the rest of the day’s sport

Also, Robbie Keane was left out of the Ireland team to face Scotland.

Joe Schmidt and the Ireland team visited Temple Street Children’s Hospital

The Kiwi coach and a group of his players met some of the kids this evening.

New caps Foley and Ryan enthusiastic about opportunity to impress Schmidt

The Ireland head coach may give Robin Copeland his international debut off the bench.

5 talking points from Joe Schmidt’s Ireland selection to face Georgia

Foley’s debut, Madigan back at 10, Cave in from the cold, Ross’ importance and chances to shine.

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Madigan at 10 as Schmidt selects Foley and Ryan for first Ireland caps

There are a total of 13 changes to Ireland’s starting team following last weekend’s win over South Africa.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Dave Foley set for Ireland debut as Schmidt looks to shuffle the deck

Darren Cave is set for a recall in the centre alongside Gordon D’Arcy.

Former Connacht coach Bradley driving Georgian development

The 40-times capped ex-Ireland and Munster scrum-half is in charge of ‘the Lelos’ attack and back play.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

‘I suppose it’s a bit of a fresh start’ – Gilroy relishing chance to resume Ireland career

The wing hasn’t lined out for the national team since a 6 Nations defeat to Italy in 2013.

‘Johnny’s a poster boy for being a professional’ – Sexton up for IRB award

The Ireland camp are unsurprised that their out-half has been nominated alongside four Southern Hemisphere players.

Analysis: Ruddock and Bowe tries typical of Schmidt-era Ireland

We use GIFs, videos and screenshots to break down the intricacies of Ireland’s tries on Saturday.

‘We just said: what about Joe Schmidt? He seemed bloody good’

Georgia head coach Milton Haig crossed paths with Ireland’s top man over a decade ago in New Zealand.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 9 November, 2014

‘Joe gives an inner belief to the whole squad’: Smiling Simon Zebo thrilled to be back in the big time

Ireland believe they can beat anyone, says the recalled winger.

# joe-schmidt - 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.

‘Schmidt learned everything he knows coaching Mullingar!’ Twitter reacts to Ireland’s triumph

The sites’ Irish users were largely in ecstasy today.

5 talking points after Joe Schmidt’s Ireland see off South Africa

World-class halfbacks, brilliant tactics, set-piece issues, the centres and defensive hunger.

Rhys Ruddock scores Ireland’s opening try to stun South Africa

Joe Schmidt’s side enjoyed the perfect start to the second half of today’s game.

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Late blow for Ireland as Chris Henry ruled out of Springboks clash

The openside flanker has been replaced by Rhys Ruddock, with Tommy O’Donnell coming onto the bench.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 7 November, 2014

O’Connell: Ireland don’t have to be perfect to beat the Springboks

O’Connell thinks how Ireland react to mistakes could be the difference between winning and losing.

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