Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt paid a visit to the Tallaght RFC men’s final training session ahead of the big final on Saturday. Joe first took time to speak to the lads about the importance of believing in the playing system and in each other as players. He referred to the importance of this in both losing to and beating the All Blacks. Joe then took time to take some photos. Thanks to Anne Kavanagh for the photos and big credit to Luke Tyrrell for organising the visit. And finally thanks to Joe himself, who is a complete gentleman and even created a new nickname for Jack Russell, who shall be knows as “Green Eddie” forever more.

Joe with “Green Eddie” and a very happy Shanno