England and Wales will be hoping that Scotland's fine form at home can survive today's trip to Dublin and help them by bursting the Irish bubble. If Gregor Townsend's men are going to cause an upset in Dublin on Saturday, they are going to need both men on song.
On Finn Russell " It's brilliant to play alongside him.
"They certainly steer the ship in terms of the way they play". You couldn't make it up.
But Barclay believes the template his side used to clinch a 25-13 Calcutta Cup triumph over England is good enough to win home or overseas. He is a strong character, he likes a laugh and a joke but he is serious about his rugby.
"He's determined and such a hard worker in training on his skill set and that shone through in the game".
Scotland managed to get hands on the ball and looked threatening until Peter Horne threw a wayward pass between center partner Huw Jones and Stuart Hogg straight to Stockdale.
The New Zealander noted: "There are plenty of knocks but no injuries, one of the good things is we made a few tactical subs but none of them were really injury induced".
"Kicking is a big part of Conor's game, his box kicks are more often than not on the money".
"Jonny Sexton, anything front-foot ball he likes to attack; he likes the little wrap round plays and stuff like that". But there was a lot of energy and a lot of will from the players.More news: Five injured as fire breaks out at chemical factory in Palghar
Until then, we've got a full week to slowly untangle our nerves in celebration for this weekend's victory.
If the Scottish defenders can get Murray moaning at the match officials then so much the better but all four halfbacks know each other from last year's Lions tour and Laidlaw insists the Murray/Sexton combo are "good guys". Add on the fact that they were the last team out of any of the home unions to beat the All Blacks, and suddenly the test in Dublin on 17 November will be the one everyone will be looking to as the ultimate barometer of global rugby power. "They are a fantastic side and we knew when we got chances we had to take them especially against a defence as good as theirs".
"But look, we're going to go into this weekend with the same approach that we did against England".
England's bid to win a third straight championship collapsed with a second away loss in the Six Nations for the first time in nine years.
"It is a very odd feeling to win the championship with a game to go", said Sexton.
Scotland's lack of accuracy with their final pass had already cost them a certain try in the first half, and it would rear its ugly head again in the second. But whether Laidlaw would resort to his shirt-ripping antics of before, well, perhaps not. "I would be here for hours if I listed them all", he said.
Ireland's next game is against England at the Ricoh Arena on Friday night. But, as he looked back on that defeat in Cardiff, Laidlaw suggested that a decent beginning to the match by the team showed they had been properly prepared. I can still see the final whistle and the celebrations. We were poor and gave Scotland the lead.
'That was good but now it is back to work for what is a hugely important week for the team.