With his pace disappearing people have argued that what he brings to the team is his defence and leadership. However, I agree with you that he has definitely been found wanting even when it comes to his current strengths. I don't know if that's down to his lack of judgement for when to shoot forward (unlikely considering the amount of experience he has) or because he gets gassed on the outside. Personally I think his time has come and gone. He was a great but his body can't support that title any more. Unfortunately there are few players who can replace him. I've been a massive supporter of Cave replacing him but he doesn't seem to be in Schmidt's or more appropriately Kidney's plans, also some think he is too old. I'd argue that he isn't with guys like Conrad Smith slotting in comfortably when Umaga moved to 2nd five eighth and then retired. But of course there will be the argument that they are the ABs so they can do that kind of stuff. Outside of him we have Olding but he is injured and even if he was fit I'd be very surprised if the Irish management through him in against the ABs. Big step up from a Ravens game. Henshaw simply strikes me as a big guy who can play a bit of rugby but he won't be good enough if we want to compete with the top 3. I think Ireland need to take a look at how the dominant countries approach their teams off field. I think Ireland are too conservative and are very regimental in that they should develop through the academy before making a mark in the pro game. By doing that I think we miss that enthusiasm and spark that comes with a young player. Go Ireland!!!