Wednesday April 8, 2020

The very remarkable coach – Mr Schmidt

This is the best Irish team I have ever seen - and they are led by the best coach in world rugby

1st March, 2015
Joe Schmidt, head coach of the Irish rugby team Picture: Inflo

‘When I am playing I can hear two voices in my head,” Jonny Sexton said recently. “One is mine and the other is Joe’s.”

This afternoon, Ireland face England in the Six Nations at the Aviva and Sexton’s ‘rugby voices’ will be in full concert. They will need to be, as Ireland, currently champions, take on an English side growing in confidence. A win will deliver a record-equalling ten...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Most policies don’t include pandemics, so the government may be forced to step into the breach to share the burden, experts say

Peter O'Dwyer | 2 weeks ago

The Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted the importance of public health medicine, but the service is badly in need of reform

Priscilla Lynch | 2 weeks ago

The pandemic is a humanitarian tragedy, but it will also leave a lasting mark on the global economy with, currently, Europe being hardest-hit

Eugene Kiernan | 2 weeks ago