Ireland fly-half Ronan O'Gara polishes up on his line-kicking at Lansdowne Road
Ireland kicking coach Mark Tainton tees up a place kick for Ronan O'Gara
New Ireland captain Simon Easterby, with coach Eddie O'Sullivan in the foreground, at today's press conference at Lansdowne Road
New Zealand coach Graham Henry raises a smile at today's Captain's Run at Lansdowne Road. Will he be smiling come five past four tomorrow? Bookmakers Paddy Power seem to think so - the All Blacks are 1/12 to beat Eddie O'Sullivan's charges in their second match of a possible "Grand Slam" tour.
New Zealand full-back Leon MacDonald kicks as the rain begins to come down at Lansdowne Road
**All photos by Billy Stickland of Inpho Photography**