Rory Best has followed in the footsteps of Karl Mullen (1948) and Brian O’Driscoll (2009) in captaining Ireland to a Grand Slam.
The 82nd edition of a rugby writer’s best friend has hit the shelves again.
We shall adopt the glass half-full approach and look at how well Ireland did to shut out Scotland and clinch the Six Nations with a game to spare rather than focus from the outset on Eddie Jones’ England falling short again.
We are heading for a St Patrick’s Day Ireland-England showdown to decide the Six Nations.
The England-Wales clash, billed as a titanic round two Six Nations encounter, never really lived up to the hype.
Allblacks.com correspondent Andy Burt looks back over the year that was 2017 to bring you his top 10 moments from the year.