Ireland coach Joe Schmidt on tough Six Nations start

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt looks ahead to two home matches as he embarks on his first Six Nations campaign.

The Irish take on Scotland on Sunday, 2 February and face holders Wales in the Aviva Stadium six days later.

"It is exciting to be on the cusp of getting started, but at the same time there is a nervousness about how we are going to start," said Schmidt who succeeded Declan Kidney as coach last year.