Heroic stand against Kiwis has hopes high
schmidt effect has put bums on seats
Isn't it amazing the difference one heroic, albeit losing performance, in 2013 makes.
Already the 'sold out' signs have gone up at the Aviva for all three Six Nations games while the team that finished joint last (with France) on one win from five is deemed to be neck and neck with England to lift the 2014 title outright.
Dare I suggest one other likely reason for this mad-hatter optimism? The name's Schmidt ... Joe Schmidt.