Gordon D’Arcy: Farrell’s way of playing will bring Ireland in a new direction

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Ireland vice-captain Peter O'Mahony accepts the Coach of the Year award at the World Rugby Awards on behalf of Joe Schmidt, praising the New Zealander as a "super coach." Video: World Rugby

Clarity is Joe Schmidt’s greatest gift to Irish rugby.

From the very beginning at Leinster, the summer of 2010, there was clarity for each and every player and coach. Clarity about what needs to be done to beat the opposition this week and every other week. Follow these instructions and we’ll perform. Learn this method of play and we’ll win.

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