IRFU confirm that Joe Schmidt has signed a contract extention with Ireland 4 years ago

IRFU confirm that Joe Schmidt has signed a contract extention with Ireland

Massive news for Irish rugby.

Joe Schmidt will sign a new contract with the IRFU that will see him remain as Ireland head coach until 2017

A story in the Irish Indepedent earlier today reported that the deal would run up to 2023, but the IRFU confirmed it will be a two year extension which is still good news.

Joe Schmidt 22/11/2014

Speaking on the IRFU site, Schmidt says, "I appreciate the support I have had from the IRFU and look forward to the next two challenging years with the National Team.

"It has been great to be involved in such a player driven environment, along with such a skilled and positive staff to support them in their quest to be as competitive as possible."

Schmidt's record since taking over from Declan Kidney is 16 wins from 20 games with back-t0-back Six Nations under his belt.

Good news.