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A Lot Of Moving Parts Involved In Ireland Selection For Italy

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Ireland will look to continue their Six Nations revival when they travel to Rome next weekend to take on Italy.  Joe Schmidt’s side bounced back from their opening round defeat to England with a 13-22 victory away to Scotland at Murrayfield. Their destiny is out of their hands currently with England and Wales both unbeaten up until this point but …

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Schmidt Confident Sexton Will “Bounce Back” Quickly After Failing HIA

Johnny Sexton Joe Schmidt

Sean McMahon reporting from Murrayfield  Joe Schmidt in his post-match press conference confirmed that Johnny Sexton failed a HIA during Ireland’s 22-13 win over Scotland in Edinburgh this afternoon.  The Ireland out-half only lasted 24 minutes of Saturday’s encounter until he was replaced by Munster’s Joey Carbery. As has become the norm, Sexton was on the receiving end of some pretty …

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Stick Or Twist? Schmidt Set For Some Big Selection Calls This Week

Ireland Six Nations Joe Schmidt

When Joe Schmidt spoke to the media after Ireland’s 20-32 loss to England in the Guinness Six Nations on Saturday, he mentioned how the Irish players were “very quiet” before the game.  The Ireland head coach also revealed that the energy levels weren’t there. Now, this poses a problem. Why couldn’t the players get themselves up to the required mental …

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Joe Schmidt Expecting Big Impact From “Young Kid” Tom Curry

Joe Schmidt Tom Curry Ireland England Six Nations

Joe Schmidt, when speaking to the media on Thursday during Ireland’s team announcement, singled out praise for England’s Tom Curry who he expects could have a big impact on proceedings on Saturday.  Curry, who now has five caps at senior international level and made his debut as an 18-year-old in the summer of 2017, will start at openside for England …

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Joe Schmidt: “I Don’t Think It’ll Be Boring, It’s Going To Be Exhilirating”

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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has responded to comments that his side will “bore the sh*t” out of England when the pair clash at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. England’s defence coach John Mitchell had outlined that he felt Ireland’s resilience would “bore” his side, but was keen to stress that Schmidt’s men are “arguably the best in the world.” …

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