He's getting/is old and showing particularly patchy form this year. Which leaves a dilemma as to who shall replace him. I was very worried untill this year but now see a list of possible replacements Ian Humphries, nearing 27 years of age now, beginning to show form that's helped Ulster improve alot in the klast couple of months. He was told by Williams to sort out his defence if he wanted to play first team rugby. He's done this and more. His place kicking has been excellent even in the horific conditions in RavenHill against Quinns yesterday. His passing has opened up a new surprisingly potent centre partnership of Wallace and Cave (who on an off point both deserve to be considered options at centre for Ireland in the upcoming 6 Nations). Ian Keatley, still just 22 and pivotal to the Ireland under 20s(?) grand slam just a couple of years ago. Seems to be the full package. He's not afraid to run at the opposition and has scored a couple of tries for Connacht this season. Whenever I've seen him in action he's kicked from hand well and his bizzare place kicking style seems to work for him and provides a laugh too. He also seems defencively sounds and seems like a very strong long term replacement. Unfortunatly one Michael Bradley of connacht doesn't see it fit to start him against opposition such as London Irish, resulting in a 70 point drubbing. Jonathan Sexton, stil 23 and developing, but unfortunatly being kept out of the leinster squad by Mr Cheika. Place kicking seems patchy from Magners League performance and Chuchill cup, however he seems skilled with ball in hand. Certainly needs more match experience than he's currently getting. Niall O'Conner, would like to see him do anything but sit on the bench. From non-competative performances I've seen (again mostly under 20s and a couple of A games (I think)), seems a strong player. Perhaps we'll se a reshuffling of outhalves next year with O'Connor moving to connacht and I'll happily have one of Keatley starting or sexton coming off the bench for Munster or Leinster. Paddy Wallace is not an outhalf and a wasted talent at centre. Wouldn't mind him starting at centre for Ireland to be honest, has proved that he can set the second centre free with cave outside him at Ulster recently and provies an extra kicking option if we chose to start one of the younger and less experienced outhalves. Jeremy Staunton is a joke. My preference at the moment is Humphries on the bench for O'Gara and Keatley to be phased in over the next couiple of seasons because he really does seem a phenomanel player. This of course is all just opinion and I'd love to hear from everyone else.