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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...

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