Ireland coach Declan Kidney praised his team's seven-try win over Argentina at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday.
The Pumas suffered a record 46-24 defeat by Ireland, as the hosts secured their place as a second-tier nation ahead of next month's World Cup draw.
An under-pressure Ireland turned on the style to score seven tries against Santiago Phelan's men, in a comprehensive display that made one question how they had endured such a torrid 2012 to date.
"You never in your wildest dreams think you'll score that number of tries against Argentina," Kidney said.
"If things click then this team is well capable of doing that. Today was one of the good days.
"We didn't get too despondent after the defeat by South Africa two weeks ago and we won't be too disappointed following today.
"This result makes it a whole lot easier to go to training the next time we meet.
"If I say it was the complete performance I'll be out of a job! There's always things to be done."
Jonny Sexton, Craig Gilroy, Simon Zebo and Tommy Bowe stood out for the hosts, and it took two tries in the last five minutes to make the scoreline look less embarrassing for Argentina.
Gilroy especially produced a remarkable Test debut, tormenting Argentina's defence throughout and finishing with a wonderful try.
The 21-year-old was also involved in the build up to three other tries and Kidney admitted the squad's younger brigade had lifted the spirits.
"I've been saying for the last two weeks they've been a pleasure to work with," he said.
"The enthusiasm of the young lads who've come in - not just Craig but some of the others who didn't play - has been infectious.
"We talked about having a go at it and that paid off. We picked off a few good tries and that confidence flowed through the team."
Captain Jamie Heaslip refused to over-hype a result no one predicted in what was Ireland's best performance since beating Australia at last year's World Cup.
"The scoreline flattered us. Sometimes things just click and you get the lucky bounce as well," Heaslip said.
"I'm proud of the effort and professionalism shown by everyone. It was a great shift from this group of players.
"This year there have been plenty of missed opportunities in Tests, so we've been introspective to see what we can change."