Ireland captain Rory Best says ’s hidden qualities are exactly what makes him such a fantastic head coach going in to their Six Nations showdown with Wales at Cardiff.

Ireland, that have a slim prospect of retaining their name, will hope to deny Wales that a Grand Slam title in what’s going to soon be the ultimate Six Nations game for Best and Schmidt, with both men put to resign after the World Cup.

Most useful also acknowledges that the confronting Wales in his final Six Nations match is a fitting farewell – that the Ulster hooker made his debut against precisely the same team in 2006.