Stephen Ferris last night insisted that the best of Ireland has yet to be seen at this World Cup.
Ulsterman Ferris was one of the heroes of Saturday’s staggering 15-6 victory over the highly fancied Australians — a result that has been lauded as the greatest in Ireland’s rugby history.
But Ferris believes the men in green can actually play even better than that — and make a big impact in the later stages of the tournament.
“We didn't peak against Australia. There's definitely a lot more attacking ability to come from us,” he said.
“This wasn't a one-off performance, we knew this was brewing and we're glad it happened against Australia. We'll be targeting a big win on Sunday against Russia — and a big win against Italy after that.
“If we keep playing like we did against Australia, we can go a lot further in this tournament.”