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
Matt O’Connor likes to design his attack around the ball carrier getting emptied a split second after he releases the ball.
It’s one of the ways he wanted Leinster to create space. It was the ACT Brumbies’ way of opening teams up when Stephen Larkham, Stirling Mortlock and Joe Roff were kings.