Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt hopes France will not target Johnny Sexton off the ball in their Six Nations opener in Paris.
DUBLIN, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Fit again, Ireland flyhalf Johnny Sexton returns to the side for Saturday's visit of France as coach Joe Schmidt picked from a near full strength squad in a bid to stay in contention for the Six Nations ti...
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says Johnny Sexton's display in Saturday's win over France showed a player in his very best form.
DUBLIN, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Ireland coach Joe Schmidt on Thursday named the following team to face Italy in the Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
DUBLIN, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Ireland coach Joe Schmidt made four changes to his pack to face Italy on Saturday, bringing in a mix of youth and experience that includes handing Leinster number eight Jack Conan a Six Nations debut.