The main talking point from the last round of the RBS 6 Nations was undoubtedly Italy's innovative tactics at the breakdown, though France will surely be prepared if Conor O'Shea's troops use them again.
Round three of the RBS 6 Nations will decide whether teams are challenging for the title or in a scrap to finish in the top half. Never will that be more obvious than in Dublin on Saturday, when Ireland host France.
Whatever happens at Principality Stadium on Saturday Italy are guaranteed to finish bottom of the 2016 RBS 6 Nations title - but they will be keen to finish with a flourish and send Jacques Brunel off in style.
Two French tacticians lord over two teams undergoing a transformation in this 2016 RBS 6 Nations opener - and it's only fitting that Guy Novès and Jacques Brunel are pitted against each other for quite possibly the last time.