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But while the Ireland centre and his teammates had been targeted for criticism in previous games, they emphatically proved their doubters wrong by shattering England’s Grand Slam illusions.
And the 32-year-old admits the record was the icing on the cake of a wonderful team performance.
He said: "It’s great and I'm honoured. 78 years is a long time to hold a record and hopefully there’s a bit more rugby and a couple more Slams in me yet.
“We knew it was in us but for some reason it didn't happen in our first four games.
“We played a smart game and they couldn't live with us. To score 24 points is impressive.
“We are always going to get a bit of criticism but this team hasn't become bad overnight, we won the Slam two years ago.
“The Championship has been a bit of a mixed bag but we are delighted to be able to finish with a resounding victory.”