Irish rugby was celebrating on the double last night as Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt was selected as the RTÉ Sport Manager of the Year, while recently retired centre Brian O'Driscoll was inducted into the RTÉ/Irish Sports Council Hall of Fame.
Only Simon Zebo and Mike Ross have been retained from last week as Ireland field a much-changed team for Sunday's second GUINNESS Series outing against Georgia, with Dave Foley and Dominic Ryan making their debuts up front and Robin Copeland poised to win his first cap off the bench.
Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss insists that despite the squad's impressive GUINNESS Series results, nothing is guaranteed as they head into a busy 2015 that begins with their Six Nations title defence.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash with Australia, Ireland flanker Rhys Ruddock said: "We need to bring the defensive physicality we had against South Africa, as Australia have threats all over the park. We need to be at the top of our game."
As the countdown continues to Ireland's GUINNESS Series showdown with Australia, number 8 Jamie Heaslip talks about the Georgia game and what it will be like to face an 'old friend' in Michael Cheika this Saturday.
Behind the scenes with the Three Tunnel Cam at the Aviva Stadium for the Ireland v South Africa clash in the 2014 GUINNESS Series. Ireland ran out 29-15 winners with Jonathan Sexton winning the man-of-the-match award.