24 May, 14:08
The Irish Rugby Supporters Club is delighted to announce that tickets for the GUINNESS Series 2013 will go on sale on ticketmaster.ie at 10am on Thursday, May 30.
Dealing with the 13 ELVs, which are being trialled globally in the new season, could prove problematic for Ireland's players and Kiss admits that experiencing the new laws in match situations will be key.
Commenting on how the ELVs can be coached, he said: "I think there's no way that you can actually say that this is what it's going to be. You can give the players an idea. Once they get on that footy field for the first time and experience it, that's going to be the greatest learning process for them.
"So all we can do is arm them with some ideas and some of the tactical elements we've worked on with the experience from New South Wales.
"And once we get into this world, on the field, that's where we'll find out where it goes. How the players feel about it is going to be an important part of the learning process and forging where we're going to go in the future."
The former London Broncos coach, who has also coached Japanese club IBM, agrees that video analysis has become 'vital' in the game and is happy that the Ireland coaching staff will have a video analyst of the calibre of Mervyn Murphy to work with over the next few years.
"Analysis an area that has expanded so much in the last five years. One of careful things we need to have with it is that if you can pump out a set of numbers at the back end, it shouldn't really drive you.
"You've got to be knowing what the game demands here and now. Analysis is a tool to be able to improve what you're about, assess what you're doing.
But, in the end, I'm a fan of whatever happens on the field, the players have to have the tactical acumen, the courage, the confidence to back their decisions, to see something, to know what's going to be there.
"To back that decision and have a group of players that will also back that decision maker's call. That's where we need to get to.
"But analysis has become vital in terms of knowing where you stand and knowing what the opposition are about.
"There's a fair bit of work to do there, we've got a great analyst here in Merv Murphy and from what I've seen already, we're going to be well served in that area. All the coaches have already tapped into his expertise."