As the coals of the 2013 Six Nations are raked over it’s probably worth having a wander back through misty memory to recall just how successful Declan Kidney had been in his coaching career up until relatively recently...
Since the 2011 Rugby World Cup Ireland have at the lead at half time in ten of fourteen tests but have managed to get just four wins. I look at Ireland's second half woes.
Declan Kidney brought Ireland a Grand Slam but since then his record has been less than impressive. I have a look at his win stats over his time in charge.
On Sunday against Scotland Paddy Jackson will become Ireland's youngest test fly-half since Paul Dean in 1981. A look at Jackson's youth and the inexperience of his fellow debutante, Luke Marshall.
With Jonathan Sexton out it's time to have a look at the four Irish fly-halves looking to win the chance to start at Murrayfield.
Either Gerry Thornley is making stuff up or Declan Kidney is publicly flogging our most crucial player.
Or Michael Bent is Clint Newland.