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Schmidt leaves Ireland camp due to family bereavement

Joe Schmidt has left the Irish training camp in Carton house and has returned to New Zealand following a family bereavement according to the Irish Times.

Speaking at the team camp, Greg Feek explained that assistant coach, Andy Farrell, would assume control of the team during Schmidt’s absence.

“Unfortunately Joe had to go back to New Zealand due to a family bereavement, but he’ll be back in a few days”

“On behalf of the team, I’d like to pass on our condolences to Joe and his wider family”

Ireland play the first of their two Guinness Summer Series Test matches against Conor O’Shea’s Italy at the Aviva Stadium this coming Saturday at 2.00pm.

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Schmidt leaves Ireland camp due to family bereavement