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Joe Schmidt confirms he’ll leave his role as Ireland head coach after RWC

The coach's replacement has been confirmed

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Joe Schmidt has confirmed that he will leave his role as Ireland head coach after the Rugby World Cup.

The New Zealander’s successor has already been confirmed, as the team’s current defence coach, Andy Farrell, is set to step in for the role.

Joe has been head coach since 2013 and brought the team to Six Nations success in 2014 and 2015.

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The 53-year-old has been rumoured as the potential new head coach of the All Backs, as he prepares to return to New Zealand, following the RWC next year.