Ireland have enjoyed their best start to a Six Nations since winning the Grand Slam in 2009.
Back-to-back wins hint at a consistency that has eluded them over the last decade of Six Nations tournaments and cost them at least two more titles.
If they are to add this year’s trophy to their cabinet, they will do it the hard way with away fixtures to England and France, the latter providing a potential Grand Slam decider on the final weekend.
But we are getting ahead of ourselves.
Ireland have shown encouraging signs in the opening two weeks of this competition.
Here is what they need to do to keep the green army marching.