IRELAND HEAD COACH Andy Farrell believes there is plenty more to come from his all-conquering Ireland side after their empathetic win over France in the Six Nations on Saturday.
Ireland beat the second-best side in the world 32-19 with tries from Hugo Keenan, Gary Ringrose, James Lowe, and Andrew Porter.
Ireland have been touted to win the World Cup in France next year and that hype will only increase now that they have beaten France in Dublin.
Not many people know how good this Ireland team could be or when the momentum will end, but Farrell who has turned Ireland into the most formidable forces in world rugby believes that Ireland can hit new levels after Saturday's win.
"There’s plenty more," said Farrell after the game at the Aviva.
"I couldn’t put a percentage on that. Being clinical is something that we’ve done in patches. Being consistent with that is a work-on, obviously."
Ireland's next game will be against Italy, but they have a week's break before that.
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Ireland have never lost to Italy in the Six Nations before and will face a very different Italy on the 25th.
Kieran Crowley's side lost to 31-14 to England on Sunday, but they gave France a tough game in the opening round of the tournament.
Farrell wants Ireland to keep up their momentum when the sides play each other because of Italy's unpredictability.
"Well, we’d hope there’s no dip because the proof is in the pudding," added Farrell.
"We’ve a couple of days off now, and a well-earned couple of days off, because the body of work that we’ve put in has been fantastic in such a short space of time.
"So, a well-earned rest, bounce into work Thursday and Friday, and then a weekend off, and then into a proper Test match week.
"I mean, when you get a chance, you’ve got to be ready, and I think that’s evident in the showings that we’ve had over the last couple of weeks."
Ireland head to the Stadio Olimpico on February 25th.