Schmidt coached Strauss at Leinster and believes that his return is a bonus for Ireland ahead of the Six Nations campaign
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Wednesday 04 December 2013
Tuesday 03 December 2013
They are joined by South Africa's Hashim Amla, Australia's Michael Clarke, India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka
Saturday 30 November 2013
A Mozambique Airlines plane en route to Angola crashed in a game park in northeast Namibia killing all 34 people on board, a Namibian police official said on Saturday.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
England 2015 have announced the full schedule and ticket pricing for the showcase tournament which will see the hosts play away from Twickenham for the first time since 2009
Ashes 2013-14: Marcus Trescothick explains the 'horrible' decision Jonathan Trott will have faced in leaving the England squad
Monday 25 November 2013
Trott will return to the UK due to a stress-related illness and both Trescothick and Luke Sutton, who both suffered similar conditions, have leapt to his defence
Thursday 21 November 2013
Scotland's interim head coach, Scott Johnson, admits his side will have another day to forget against Australia on Saturday if they make the same kind of mistakes which cost them dear last weekend.
It's knot over yet: The Tie Rack chain has finally come undone just when it looks as though formal neckwear might be on the up again
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Rebecca Gonsalves says farewell to an institution
The Light Roller: England will win again, Kevin Pietersen will thrill and Aussie lingo will fill the night-time airwaves
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Diary of a cricket obsessive
Wales 40 Argentina 6: George North praises 'great' victory after the Welsh improve to show their clinical side
Saturday 16 November 2013
North was one of four try scorers who gave Wales their first win in the autumn internationals in four years
Friday 15 November 2013
The decision to hold the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka has led, with grim inevitability, to a public relations disaster
Sunday 10 November 2013
Warren Gatland's team lose four players to injury before half-time as South Africa prove too strong
Great getaways: Sout Africa adventure, Lapland and Northern Lights, New York in winter, relax at Frederick's Hotel and Spa
Saturday 09 November 2013
Saturday 09 November 2013
Coach's view: You can have all the talent and potential in the world yet struggle when your players are spread all over the globe
Thursday 07 November 2013
The successful British and Irish Lions skipper will lead out the Welsh when they take on South Africa on Saturday at the Millennium Stadium
Wednesday 06 November 2013
Rolland sent off the Wales captain in the 2011 World Cup semi-final
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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