Gordon D’Arcy: Schmidt has Ireland where he wants them

After this November window, competition for starting places is fiercer than ever

Chris Farrell and Bundee Aki have grabbed  the opportunity to show just what they are capable of in an Ireland shirt. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Chris Farrell and Bundee Aki have grabbed the opportunity to show just what they are capable of in an Ireland shirt. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Matt O’Connor likes to design his attack around the ball carrier getting emptied a split second after he releases the ball.

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