**There might not have been any Guinness PRO14 action for fans to feast their eyes on this weekend but as each of the contesting 12 teams continue their preparations for Round 3, there has been plenty of movement behind the scenes.** \n\nWe start Monday’s Media Watch in Ireland, where [Sunday Times rugby correspondent Peter O’Reilly has suggested that **Ulster** full-back Jacob Stockdale could hold the key to the national team’s future success.](https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/give-jacob-stockdale-full-backing-at-no-15-and-ireland-may-thrive-gtrrgqqf5) \n\nThe 24-year-old has impressed in the Belfast-based side’s two opening clashes so far in 2020/21, scoring one try and contributing four clean breaks, four offloads and gaining 144 metres in wins over Benetton and Ospreys. \n\nIreland resume their 2020 Guinness Six Nations campaign next weekend at home to Italy, before travelling to France in Round 5, and will be crowned champions if they can yield two bonus-point wins.\n\nStockdale’s international teammate and **Leinster** stalwart [Garry Ringrose is celebrating being named Players’ Player of the Year at the Rugby Player Ireland Awards on Saturday night.](https://www.irishrugby.ie/2020/10/17/ringrose-and-moloney-win-player-of-the-year-awards/) \n\nThe gong comes after Ringrose was named the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Players’ Player of the Year a few days earlier and recognises the 25-year-old’s impressive season for club and country. \n\nRingrose - who played a key role in Ireland’s run to the quarter-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and captained Leinster in their Guinness PRO14 final win over Ulster - said: “It has been a challenging season on and off the pitch, but we have all continued to work hard and learned a great deal from the experience. \n\n“It has been a long year so to be recognised in this way by my fellow players means a lot to me.” \n\nMeanwhile, Ringrose’s Leinster teammate Caelan Doris was named as the Nevin Spence Young Player of the Year, and **Munster’s** Andrew Conway picked up the Try of the Year award, for his score away to Ospreys in the European Champions Cup.