Joe Schmidt's Ireland future still uncertain despite reports of new deal
Joe Schmidt's future remains unclear despite a report in an English newspaper claiming that he is about to sign a new deal with the IRFU.
The Ireland head coach has been strongly linked with a return to his native New Zealand when his current contract expires next year.
The IRFU, however, have made it clear that a fresh deal until the 2019 World Cup is on the table for Schmidt who has spent the last number of weeks in New Zealand weighing up his options. A decision is expected in the next couple of weeks.
The IRFU declined to comment on the issue.