Paying tribute to the Ireland supporters at Murrayfield, RBS 6 Nations winner Luke Fitzgerald said: "Thanks a million to the fans from the all guys. They were fantastic. We really felt their support out there, they were the '16th man' and helped us get over the line."
Sean O'Brien scored two tries and produced a man-of-the-match performance as Ireland beat Scotland 40-10 to finish top of the table and retain the RBS 6 Nations title. He spoke to Irish Rugby TV afterwards.
Mike Ross is set to make his 25th successive RBS 6 Nations start when Ireland meet Scotland on Saturday afternoon. The Cork-born prop said the players are not getting ahead of themselves with Championship talk, as they focus on beating Vern Cotter's side at BT Murrayfield.
Despite the disappointment of losing to Wales, Ireland full-back Rob Kearney insists the squad are staying positive and focused as they park that result ahead of next Saturday's crunch RBS 6 Nations clash with Scotland.
Primed to come on off the bench against Wales, Ian Madigan said: "Especially when you're in that second sub spot in the back-line, having played in different positions for Leinster this season it definitely helps me. It's been nice the way the (recent) games have unfolded (for me). I feel very much part of the team."
Looking forward to playing again at the Millennium Stadium, Ireland hooker Sean Cronin said: "It's one of the best places to play in world rugby. It's got an amazing atmosphere and the crowd are so passionate there."
30 points separated these sides when they met in Dublin in September, and Leinster will be hoping their positive run of results against the Scarlets continues in this evening's round 17 clash in Llanelli.