So, a day of emphatically contrasting fortunes for Ireland and Scotland.
Joe Schmidt's team were excellent. They bullied Scotland physically and feasted on their errors. Peaking too soon? Rory Best over the hill? Don't believe it.
Gregor Townsend presided over an insipid display. He spoke about a team lacking in energy and aggression and that's seriously worrying given this is World Cup rugby.
Ireland tackle host nation Japan next - a difficult prospect, for sure, but a challenge they should surpass.
For Scotland, it's a must-win clash with Samoa. They realistically have no option but to prevail in all three of their remaining matches to reach the quarter-finals.
Stay on these pages where our colleagues are bringing you live coverage of England's match against Tonga - England are 15-3 up as I type this - and enjoy the rest of your Sunday. The World Cup bonanza continues.