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Joe Schmidt

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt pictured on September 20, 2019
On This Day: Joe Schmidt appointed as Ireland head coach
Joe Schmidt officially began work on July 1 and remained at the Ireland helm until 2019.
Apr 29, 08:21
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell ahead of the match on February 23, 2020
The key talking points ahead of Ireland's showdown with Georgia
The Irish have never lost to Georgia.
Nov 28, 16:35
England's Jonny May scores their first try against Ireland in the Autumn Nations Cup on November 21, 2020
John Fogarty urges Ireland to battle against "robust" Georgia team
The Irish are heavy favourites to return to winning ways in the Autumn Nations Cup.
Nov 28, 13:32
Ireland's James Ryan pictured in February 2020
James Ryan: 'We will learn from defeat to England'
Eddie Jones men ran out 18-7 winners with an impressive performance at Twickenham.
Nov 22, 10:12
Ireland's Hugo Keenan celebrates scoring with his teammates against Italy on October 24, 2020
The big talking points ahead of Ireland's Six Nations finale against France
The half-back battle and Shaun Edwards' French defence may shape the contest in Paris.
Oct 30, 17:11
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt pictured on September 20, 2019
On this day: Joe Schmidt appointed new Ireland coach
He would achieve great success.
Apr 29, 08:43
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured in March 2020
On This Day: England's Grand Slam bid derailed by Ireland in 2017
The result set Ireland up for an all-conquering 2018.
Mar 17, 15:29
Ireland's Devin Toner pictured in February 2017
Devin Toner: 'It means the world to be back in Ireland XV'
The giant Leinster lock was recalled after Iain Henderson left the squad following the birth of his son.
Feb 22, 15:18
England captain Owen Farrell pictured on October 19, 2019
Farrell v Farrell: Comparing father and son ahead of Six Nations clash
Owen Farrell will captain England against an Ireland side coached by dad Andy.
Feb 12, 15:06
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell pictured in January 2020
Iain Henderson: 'Andy Farrell has brought different mentality to Ireland'
Ireland host defending Grand Slam champions Wales on Saturday.
Feb 5, 12:05
Ireland coach Andy Farrell pictured in November 2018
Alan Quinlan: 'Ireland must not hit panic button'
Ireland have lost seven quarter-finals in nine World Cups.
Oct 21, 09:47
Beauden Barrett in action for New Zealand on September 21, 2019
Mealamu praises "pretty crazy" decision to move Barrett to full-back
New Zealand face England in the semi-final next weekend.
Oct 21, 09:45
Ireland coach Andy Farrell pictured in November 2018
What next for Ireland after another World Cup quarter-final exit?
Joe Schmidt's side were beaten by New Zealand.
Oct 20, 12:51
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt pictured on September 20, 2019
Luke McGrath confident Ireland World Cup exit will not taint Joe Schmidt legacy
Captain Rory Best also suffered defeat to New Zealand in his final game for the national side.
Oct 20, 11:08
Cian Healy during the captain's run on March 27, 2019
Cian Healy praises Greg Feek for improving Ireland's set pieces
Former All Blacks prop Feek joined Leinster as scrum coach in 2010 and stepped up to Ireland a year later.
Oct 16, 11:53
Johnny Sexton in action for Ireland on September 22, 2019
Johnny Sexton confident Ireland on course to peak against New Zealand
The fly-half says the negativity around the country's World Cup campaign is "strange".
Oct 14, 18:31
Johnny Sexton scores for Ireland on October 12, 2019
Johnny Sexton discusses "pretty strange" negativity surrounding Ireland
The fly-half says the negativity around the country's World Cup campaign is "strange".
Oct 14, 10:24
Johnny Sexton scores for Ireland on October 12, 2019
Result: Ireland see off Samoa to book quarter-finals spot
Bundee Aki was sent off in the first half but Johnny Sexton helped himself to 18 points in the rout.
Oct 12, 14:26
Stuart Hogg in action for Scotland on November 10, 2018
Stuart Hogg urges Scotland to "let loose" and reach quarter-finals
The Dark Blues are expected to face Japan on Sunday but a typhoon may derail their plans.
Oct 12, 08:19
Bundee Aki during an Ireland training session on March 18, 2018
James Ryan hails 'leader' Bundee Aki
The centre was born in New Zealand to Samoan parents.
Oct 10, 11:21
Typhoon Hagibis in action on October 10, 2019
Typhoon Hagibis: The consequences for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
The storm could rain on Scotland's parade.
Oct 10, 11:16
Iain Henderson in action for Ireland on September 22, 2019
Iain Henderson: 'Ireland playing knockout rugby a week early'
Henderson expects Samoa to provide dangerous opposition in Fukuoka.
Oct 9, 11:29
Simon Easterby pictured in 2013
Simon Easterby backs Ireland forwards to respond to Japan defeat
Ireland's front-line stars are expected to be restored for the Samoa clash.
Oct 8, 11:03
Joey Carbery pictured on August 10, 2019
Joey Carbery declares himself fully fit ahead of Samoa clash
The Munster fly-half almost missed the World Cup with an ankle injury.
Oct 8, 09:30
James Davies in action for Wales in June 2018
Ireland's World Cup hopes under threat from Typhoon Hagibis
Ireland need a bonus-point victory to guarantee a quarter-final spot, but games cancelled due to the weather are registered as scoreless draws.
Oct 7, 07:04
Bundee Aki during an Ireland training session on March 18, 2018
Bundee Aki insists he will remain focussed against Samoa
Aki was born in Auckland to Samoan parents.
Oct 6, 07:59
Johnny Sexton in action for Ireland on September 22, 2019
Chris Farrell: 'Johnny Sexton sees things unfolding before they happen'
Coach Joe Schmidt is confident the fly-half will be fit and firing for the match.
Oct 5, 06:40
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt pictured on September 20, 2019
Jacob Stockdale impressed with Joe Schmidt's 'balance as a coach'
The head coach has seemed calm in the face of his side's mixed performances at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 5, 05:41
Jordi Murphy in action for Ireland in March 2018
Ireland to remain patient with Jordi Murphy over rib injury
Victory over Samoa will see Ireland into the quarter-finals.
Oct 4, 08:33
South Africa's Cheslin Kolbe in action with New Zealand's Beauden Barrett on September 21, 2019
Day 16 at the Rugby World Cup: Springboks look to keep their campaign alive
After losing to New Zealand, South Africa need to beat Italy in Pool B.
Oct 3, 23:09
Ireland's Andrew Conway scores their fourth try against Russia on October 3, 2019
Rugby World Cup day 15: Ireland unconvincing in Russia victory
Fiji shrugged off their surprise loss to Uruguay with a reminder of their exhilarating brand of attacking wing-play.
Oct 3, 17:01
Johnny Sexton in action for Ireland on September 22, 2019
Day 14 at the Rugby World Cup: Ireland looking to return to winning ways
Fly-half Johnny Sexton takes over the captaincy for the first time in Kobe.
Oct 2, 19:09
Johnny Sexton in action for Ireland on September 22, 2019
Andy Farrell: 'Johnny Sexton will stay positive with the referee'
Ireland came out on the wrong side of referee Angus Gardner in Saturday's shock defeat against tournament hosts Japan.
Oct 2, 09:26
Ireland coach Andy Farrell pictured in November 2018
Andy Farrell looking to turn Japan "setback" into positive for Ireland
Coach wants Ireland to bounce back from shock loss to Japan.
Oct 2, 07:16
Jamie Ritchie pictured in February 2019
Jamie Ritchie: 'Scotland deserve to celebrate Samoa win'
Scotland returned to winning ways with a 34-0 triumph of Samoa at the World Cup in Japan.
Oct 1, 15:41
Ireland's Garry Ringrose in action against England in the Six Nations on February 2, 2019
Joe Schmidt admits Garry Ringrose selection is a "risk"
Johnny Sexton will captain Ireland for the first time against Russia.
Oct 1, 08:39
Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates in November 2018
Ireland's CJ Stander declares himself fit for Russia clash
The Irish side suffered a shock defeat to Japan on the weekend.
Sep 30, 08:48
Scotland's Grant Gilchrist pictured at the Rugby World Cup on September 22, 2019
Day 11 at the Rugby World Cup: Scotland face crunch Samoa test
Scotland lost their opening match against Ireland.
Sep 29, 18:11
Jordi Murphy in action for Ireland in March 2018
Jordi Murphy flies out to Japan to replace injured Jack Conan
Pool A was blown wide open as Ireland went down to hosts Japan.
Sep 29, 07:56
Japan's players celebrate beating Ireland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup on September 28, 2019
Jamie Joseph: 'Japan were preparing for Ireland match for three years'
Jamie Joseph insists meticulous preparation let Japan outgun Ireland.
Sep 28, 12:56

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Friday's key events

· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

> Today's schedule in full
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