The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
Overall Kidney, who led Ireland to wins over Canada and Argentina in his first autumn Test series as Ireland coach, has gained eight Philips Monthly Awards since 1999.
Now, for the second time, he is the recipient of the yearly award having won it before in 2006.
Since the Sports Manager Event began back in 1982 he is only the third rugby coach to win the yearly award following O'Sullivan in 2004 and Mick Doyle in 1985.