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Best backs Schmidt to lead Lions in 2021

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt will step away from coaching after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, but Ireland's Rory Best thinks he could return for the Lions.               Rory...

Jacob Stockdale: ‘We went after the All Blacks with confidence’

1 year ago by The Guardian

The Ireland wing on his memorable try against New Zealand, his World Cup ambitions and talking to prisoners at Northern Ireland’s highest security prisonJacob Stockdale might be the deadliest finisher...

Robertson will coach the All Blacks: Ronan O'Gara

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders assistant coach and Ireland legend Ronan O'Gara has endorsed Scott Robertson as the next All Blacks coach.      Scott Robertson will coach the All Blacks, it's just a case of...

The best Opta facts from Steve Hansen's All Black tenure

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

We look at the best Opta facts relating to Steve Hansen's hugely impressive stint in charge of New Zealand.           Steve Hansen has confirmed he will bring an...

Five contenders to be the next All Blacks coach

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Hansen will be a hard act to follow, but Ian Foster could step up and Joe Schmidt will be well fancied to take over the All Blacks.           Joe Schmidt and Ian...

Highs and highs of Steve Hansen's All Blacks reign

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Steve Hansen announcing his intention to step down from the New Zealand job next year, we run through his career highlights.         Steve Hansen has announced...

Hansen to leave All Blacks after World Cup

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand will be on the lookout for a new coach following next year's Rugby World Cup after Steve Hansen announced his planned departure.           Steve Hansen...

The Breakdown | England’s dilemma: undermine Jones or risk missing best next options

1 year ago by The Guardian

The RFU may distract from a World Cup year as the scramble for coaches sees the available talent snaffled upThe start of the World Cup is nine months away, but countries are already thinking about their...

Stockdale Wins BBC NI Sports Personality Of The Year Award

1 year ago by Irish Rugby News

Ulster and Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale has been chosen as the 2018 BBC Northern Ireland Sports Personality of the Year. The 22-year-old had a terrific calendar year, scoring eight tries in ten Tests...

Never say never - Schmidt not ruling out All Blacks role

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is set for some time away from coaching, but it may yet not be a permanent departure.       Joe Schmidt has confirmed his intention to step away...