It was a bad day at the office for Ireland coach Declan Kidney after his side lost to Italy in Rome on a scoreline of 22-15.
The grand slam winning coach has stated that he will consider his future over the coming weeks.
“I said all along that I’d concentrate on each game as it came and that’s all I’ve done today,” Kidney said.
“I wasn’t thinking that this could be my last match as coach, all I was concentrating on was getting the win.
“I wanted to get a result out of today, we didn’t manage to do that and we’ll reflect on it over the coming days and weeks.
“I’d have to sit down and think about whether I want a new contract. These guys are a pleasure to work with, but beyond that I’d have to sit back and think about it.”
Luckily for Kidney it looks highly unlikely that France will beat Scotland by enough for Ireland to gain the wooden spoon on the day Wales collected the RBS six nations title.