Tricks up Schmidt’s sleeve for Italy and France

The Ireland coach leaves nothing to chance when preparing for games

4th October, 2015
Joe Schmidt takes the warm up before the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield in March Richard Heathcote/Getty

It’s in my DNA to enjoy beating England. Now that I don’t have the opportunity to ever do that again, I enjoy watching them get beaten.

So, for right or for wrong, I’m sorry, but I actually nearly felt sorry for England in the manner in which they lost last week’s game against Wales. Nearly.

For 60 minutes they didn’t deserve to lose and, for my money,...

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