A pensive Dougie Howlett reckons we wont even be getting a bonus point today (and he put a fair deal of effort into that prediction) and Ireland made heavy weather of their last World Cup opener against USA, but the mood is serene as the team take on Canada in Cardiff today.
Joe Schmidt evidently felt he needed a battering ram to break down the wall of complacency sweeping the nation.
And boy, has he a might ram. He has taken the drastic measure of showing the Irish players footage of Ireland's opening two games in the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
Rob Kearney let slip the info that the team watched a tape of Ireland's 'best bits' from that fortnight in Bordeaux.
Not to doubt the messiah (not even the 2012 Celtic League final can deprive him of that title) but one can't help wondering whether this is going too far. Is this over-egging 'mission combat complacency'?
The men who played that day against a second string Georgian side (let's call them 'survivors') are surely still waking up in a cold sweat at the middle of the night at the mere memory of that game. Do O'Connell and Best need reminding of that trauma so close to this World Cup?
Read about the harrowing events of that Ireland-Georgia game here.