Exclusive: Joe Schmidt interview as he names Rugby World Cup squad

Exclusive: Joe Schmidt interview as he names Rugby World Cup squad

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Yeah it was a difficult thing, right from
the start. The 45 we had and then we went down to 40 players but we still had the odd
guy coming in and out, and to go from 40 down to 31 was really difficult, but we had a process
whereby we, am, we looked back through every training and looked through the games. There
were some guys who had
more experience and more credit in the bank.

1 thought on “Exclusive: Joe Schmidt interview as he names Rugby World Cup squad”

  1. Very shocked that Devin Toner was left out of the squad, he's started 50 of the 67 game's that Schmidt has been in charge for, only to be replaced by a South African born player who only became eligible to play for Ireland over the summer. Its disgraceful really that Irish born players lose out to non Irish players. If you're not born in Ireland and you don't have any Irish family, you shouldn't play for Ireland. That's just my opinion

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