Thursday 22 February 2018

Fear of missing out drives Irish forward

Every player knows that the Schmidt machine will carry on with or without them towards the World Cup
Every player knows that the Schmidt machine will carry on with or without them towards the World Cup
Sinead Kissane

Sinead Kissane

The acronym FoMO - Fear of Missing Out - was added to the Oxford Dictionary two months before Joe Schmidt's first game as Ireland boss. It was good timing.

A fear of missing out sums up everything that is good about Schmidt's Ireland. No player wants to be on the outside looking in with Ireland two wins away from chalking up a Grand Slam in a World Cup year.

Even the retired Brian O'Driscoll admitted that the one regret he may have is not being part of a Schmidt squad at a World Cup.

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