Joe Schmidt rugby player
Joe Schmidt rugby player

Joe Schmidt

1st Jan 1970 1.75m/75kg Coach

Classic clash at Twickenham: England vs All Blacks

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s all happening at Twickenham once again as, this week, the All Blacks come knocking.   After tasting defeat in their first outing of the series (against Argentina), England came back strongly...

Brodie Retallick named to play 100th Test in clash with England

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks selectors Ian Foster, Joe Schmidt and Jason Ryan have named Brodie Retallick for his 100th All Blacks Test, against England at Twickenham.   The 31-year-old will become the 12th All...

Last time they faced off: Ireland vs Australia (2018)

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland completed an outstanding 2017-18 season with a series win in Australia, edging the third and final Test 20-16 at Allianz Stadium.   Joe Schmidt's side claimed a Six Nations Grand...

All Blacks Squad Announcement: Mark Telea to debut, Anton Lienert-Brown starts

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks selectors Ian Foster, Joe Schmidt and Jason Ryan have named one debutant to face Scotland at Murrayfield Stadium on Sunday.     Winger Mark Telea has been selected to make his first...

The last time they faced off: Ireland v South Africa

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland and South Africa face off for the first time since November 2017.   Ireland were comfortable victors on the day with South Africa going on to replace their head coach next next January.   Ahead...

All Blacks make sweeping changes for Wales test, Will Jordan ruled out

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks team to play Wales at Principality Stadium has been unveiled by selectors Ian Foster, Joe Schmidt and Jason Ryan.       After providing opportunities to build depth and...

New Zealand: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Stephen Perofeta earn starts against Japan

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks selectors Ian Foster, Joe Schmidt and Jason Ryan have announced the team for the Test against Japan in Tokyo.     Two players will make their first appearance in the run-on side...

Alan Quinlan picks his Ireland XV to tackle the Springboks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Munster and Ireland legend Alan Quinlan has selected his Ireland starting lineup to face South Africa on 5 November.   It's been six years since Ireland faced off against the Springboks, with a...

All Blacks XV squad named for two-match tour against Ireland A and Barbarians

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Auckland and Blues lock Patrick Tuipulotu will captain the inaugural All Blacks XV squad selected for two matches against Ireland A and the Barbarians next month. The 28-strong All Blacks XV squad was...

All Blacks name 35 man squad for November Tests

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks selectors Ian Foster, Joe Schmidt and Jason Ryan have named the following squad for the Lipovitan-D Rugby Challenge Cup fixture in Japan and the Healthspan Elite Northern Tour of Wales, Scotland...