Joe Schmidt has backed Sean Cronin to put pressure on rested captain Rory Best when the 32-year-old hooker makes his full Guinness Six Nations debut on his 68th cap.
Jack Conan has revealed Ireland spent their first Six Nations down week getting back to basics in a bid to recapture the edge that underpinned their stellar 2018.
Andy Farrell has branded following Joe Schmidt as Ireland head coach the biggest challenge of his career.
Joe Schmidt hopes Johnny Sexton will shake off a head injury in time for Ireland’s Guinness Six Nations trip to Italy.
Ireland will be itching to hit back to winning ways when taking on Scotland at Murrayfield in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash.
The Guinness Six Nations moves into its second round of action this weekend in Edinburgh, Rome and London.
Joe Schmidt has hit back at critics of his tactics by insisting Ireland boast a “very varied game” despite their comprehensive Guinness Six Nations loss to England.
Joe Schmidt has warned Ireland to heed the World Cup “reality check” of Saturday’s comprehensive 32-20 Guinness Six Nations defeat to England.
Rory Best insists Ireland are fully insulated from Eddie Jones’ verbal jousting ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations opener against England in Dublin.
Joe Schmidt has pledged Ireland will provide “edge of the seat” entertainment in Saturday’s Six Nations opener, dismissing England’s boring jibes as irrelevant.
Joe Schmidt insists selecting Robbie Henshaw for just his second-ever Test at full-back is a calculated gamble worth taking for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against England.
The 2019 Guinness Six Nations takes on greater importance with this autumn’s World Cup rapidly approaching.
Robbie Henshaw could make a surprise switch to full-back for Ireland’s Six Nations opener against England on Saturday.
Simon Easterby insists Ireland have precious little interest in England’s verbal assaults ahead of their Guinness Six Nations opener in Dublin on Saturday.
Joe Schmidt has admitted he relishes Eddie Jones’ verbal “grenades” ahead of Ireland launching their Six Nations defence against England.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt gave a positive update on Johnny Sexton’s fitness when naming his squad for the opening two rounds of the Guinness Six Nations.
Rory Best insists Joe Schmidt could yet lead the British and Irish Lions to success in 2021.
Rory Best has backed Andy Farrell to thrive as Ireland head coach, when he replaces Joe Schmidt after next year’s World Cup.
Rob Kearney believes Joe Schmidt will do everything in his power to set Ireland up for a sustained period of success after he leaves.
Joe Schmidt has announced he will retire from coaching after the 2019 World Cup and Andy Farrell will succeed him as Ireland boss.