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# smarts

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# Brain power
'His rugby mind sets him apart' - Nacewa hopes to see Schmidt back soon
The former Ireland head coach was recently linked with a role in World Rugby.
# Genius of Joe
Dummy loops, decoys and manipulation: 5 of Schmidt's sharpest plays
Ireland have produced sublime set-piece scores at important times during Schmidt’s tenure.
# smarts
Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically
The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.
# smarts
Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays
Pieter-Steph du Toit made two similar linebreaks in the Boks’ win over the Wallabies.
# reverse
Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart
Attack coach Nigel Carolan has his charges striking superbly from lineout platforms.
# joe show
Analysis: Schmidt's smarts shine through in Ireland's detailed power plays
There were fresh examples of the head coach’s clever thinking against the All Blacks.
# Analysis
Munster's Conor Murray underlines his deep rugby intelligence
The scrum-half’s first-half try was exceptionally clever.
# smarts
Analysis: Zebo's try highlights so much that is good about Munster right now
The southern province produced a stunning team score against Leicester at Thomond Park.
# Smartphones
Having access to the internet makes us doubt how smart we are
And you thought they just made you ignore people.
# smarts
Two of rugby's deep thinkers will go head-to-head in the RWC final
Wayne Smith’s defence will attempt to nullify and exploit Stephen Larkham’s attack.
# That'll Learn Them
The excellent story of Taylor Swift, her belly button and the paparazzi
Sound, clever lady.
# smarts
Analysis: Ireland's intelligent maul defence frustrates the Boks
Simon Easterby and Paul O’Connell came up with a smart way to stop the South Africans.
# smarts
'I didn't mention the injuries once' - Schmidt proud of Ireland's intelligence
The Kiwi head coach was enthused by the excellence of Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton in the halfbacks.