Schmidt

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Head coach Joe Schmidt with his number eight Jamie Heaslip, who captained Ireland under Declan Kidney. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Aha, the great Irish captaincy debate. Whoever you might want as Ireland rugby captain, the only sure bet is that only Joe knows who is on the shortli(...)

Leinster forwards coach Leo Cullen: “I’m concerned about preparing a team to go down and play in Thomond Park and we know it is a very difficult place to go to.”Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It might have only been his first six words but they did convey a sense that Leinster forwards coach Leo Cullen did not know quite what sort of a deck(...)