Joe Schmidt is on the road to recovery after having his appendix removed 5 years ago

Joe Schmidt is on the road to recovery after having his appendix removed

The Ireland coach saw off Australia just hours before going under the knife.

Joe Schmidt is the Chuck Norris of the Irish sporting landscape, ensuring that the Ireland rugby team saw off Australia before being admitted to hospital to have his appendix removed.

We can only imagine how sick he must have been at the Aviva Stadium yesterday, so give the man a round of applause.

While you might say that Schmidt was a bit silly to have risked his health for a game of rugby, how could he have missed this?

Ian Madigan and Jamie Heaslip celebrate winning a late penalty to end the game 22/11/2014