It may not have seemed the hardest of victories for Ireland, but after witnessing Japan beat South Africa, and Wales suffer even more injuries against Uruguay - Joe Schmidt can be thankful that there were no injuries suffered, a bonus point was secured, and confidence was restored.
There were some moments of the game that were noteworthy. Keith Earls displaying how much better he is now than two years ago by actually making the pass for Rob Kearney's try, and he bumped off the Canadian full-back. Paul O'Connell knocked a Canadian beard into next week, but the winner comes from Johnny Sexton.
It's not his cross kick on his own try line, but rather the pace he displayed to open the floodgates for Ireland.
When we think of Johnny Sexton, we think of his accurate kicking, his game-management, his ability to get a back-line moving by standing flat, and his determination.
We don't usually think of his pace. We saw plenty of determination on his face as he ran as fast as anyone thought was possible for Ireland's outhalf as the nation collectively said "Please don't snap a hamstring, please don't snap a hamstring".
Let's hope for some more magic from Ireland in the weeks to come.