Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan believes Gordon D'Arcy is in the form of his life as the Leinster centre continues to impress in the 2004 RBS 6 Nations.
D'Arcy gave a superb display during Ireland's opener against France in what was his first full international - and he delivered more of the same against Wales on Sunday, helping his side to a 36-15 victory at Lansdowne Road.
"Gordon has played the best rugby of his career over the last couple of months. He has done an excellent job of slotting into the outside-centre position for Leinster and for us. He's an exciting player," said O'Sullivan.
Wales' acting head coach Rob Howley has given Sam Davies and Rory Thornton a boost ahead of the RBS 6 Nations by naming the uncapped Ospreys duo in his largely experienced squad for the Autumn Internationals.