By Our Rugby Corr, Gerry Thorny
An emotional Joe Schmidt has stated he is determined to find new ways for the Irish rugby team to underachieve following their World Cup exit. “There are a lot of tired minds in that dressing room,” said Schmidt. “The boys are trying to figure out the connotations for sponsorship deals and PR opportunities and it’s not an easy place to be.”
When asked if he now expected a glut of retirements, the Irish supremo urged his players not to rush to any decisions. “Nobody should make rash choices,” he cautioned. “The best course of action is to put the feet up for a while – some of our lads seemed to commence their holidays from kick-off, so that should stand to them.”
Meanwhile, TV3 have expressed delight at how their rugby coverage has been received. The station has been on ad break since the match ended last Sunday, but a spokesman confirmed they would be interrupting the advertising to cover the semi-finals.