Sir Clive Woodward admitted to feeling a tinge of nostalgia when he returned to England's training base at the Pennyhill Park Hotel in Surrey.
The former England coach, who was preparing his northern hemisphere team for the Tsunami relief game at Twickenham, conceded that returning to the hotel had brought back some wonderful memories for him.
''You kind of miss it. It's surreal coming back here,'' Woodward said.
''I've had so many great memories of five or six years and I've not been back for nine months, so just to talk to the team, with players from different countries, has been interesting.
"That's what it's going to be like in a few months time when the Lions get together so it's a good dress rehearsal. It's good to be back and I'm really looking forward to the Lions.''
Peter O'Mahony was named man of the match against England last month
21 April 2017, 7:22pm
Peter O'Mahony's performance in the RBS 6 Nations finale for Ireland against England was crucial to his selection for the British & Irish Lions on Wednesday, Ireland and Lions defence coach Andy Farrell has revealed.