I think at the start of the season if you'd said "You're going to win a championship without Josh, Sean, Jamie Heaslip, Rhys Ruddock, Robbie Henshaw, and then to lose Chris Farrell as well, and there are others on that list as well, it's great building forward into World Cups and before that as well, the championship next year, because we've built a bit of depth".
Rugby is evolving and according to coach Eddie Jones, England, who lost 16-22 to France in the Six Nations tournament last Saturday to hand the title to Ireland, are struggling to adapt to the way the game is being refereed.
England have the chance to deny Ireland a Grand Slam next weekend at Twickenham and Jones revealed that they are likely to be without Nathan Jones, who left the pitch injured after just 24 minutes in Paris.
With a championship in sight and several years' experience of challenging at the business end of the competition, the Irish pulled away to a 20-point victory which ended any hopes of a Scottish title charge.
"We didn't feel our five-year run in the Six Nations here protected us".
"I don't think we should get too carried away or too melodramatic about where we are", he added.
Jacob Stockdale crossed twice in the first half to become the first Irishman to score six tries in a single campaign, before Conor Murray added a third after the interval.
Ireland made its bonus-point intentions known after only four minutes, when flyhalf maestro Jonathan Sexton waived off a penalty goalkick to set up a lineout.
Joe Schmidt believes Ireland boast a crop of players to stand comparison with the Grand Slam winning team of 2009.
Canada will host Scotland on June 9 in an worldwide rugby test match at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium.
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He's determined he doesn't squander this rare shot at a Grand Slam.
"Any team that is developing, as we are, goes through tough periods where the game does not love you".
"But we know that the biggest challenge is ahead, still".
Ireland boss Schmidt expects Eddie Jones' frustrated side to be hell-bent on venting some fury at Twickenham on Saturday however. You couldn't make it up. I definitely didn't feel that way.
"Around those times, Paul O'Connell, Brian O'Driscoll, Ronan O'Gara. they'd been trying to achieve that for 10 years".
"You could tell by their speeches and their actions how it meant to them".
"I think they are going to be really risky", said Schmidt, of England.
"I remember playing Scotland in Croke Park for a Triple Crown and nearly taking it for granted - and I still haven't won a Triple Crown".
"If you don't have power, it's very hard to get momentum".