“The family I have probably committed most to is this family that I live with in Carton House (Ireland’s training base) as much as it is the family I have at home. So we’ve put our heads together and tried to reconcile how we can best, maybe, cater for both.”
Schmidt would be a front-runner to take charge of New Zealand should Steve Hansen quit after the World Cup. The All Blacks coach is set to announce his decision before Christmas.
“I know I can’t continue to just go backwards and forwards,” Schmidt said, “because I’ve beaten myself up enough about this decision. I’m probably going to be the most pleased of anyone when it finally is made.”
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