Man of the Match Andrew Conway revealed that ahead of the USA game he spoke with his teammates about where his game could improve.
Ireland earned a comprehensive victory over the Eagles at Aviva Stadium with the Munster winger running in a hat-trick of tries.
"I had a few chats to guys during the week about where I can improve, guys who are your peers within Ireland, Leinster players, Ulster players," Conway told RTÉ Sport.
"I got their opinion about where my game could go and one thing we touched on was getting on the end of tries and showing up and being smart about how you play so it is satisfying to do it at the Aviva in front of a full house."
Andrew Conway saunters over for the opening try against the USA after being put through by Rhys Ruddock pic.twitter.com/ech2UEhiUq— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) November 24, 2018
Joe Schmidt made 14 changes to the team that beat the All-Blacks last week and although it was frustrating to miss that historic game, Conway was determined to take his chance.
"The onus is on us new guys to put in a performance and carry on from last week, it was such a performance and result against the All-Blacks.
"It’s kind of strange in one way that there is a full new crop in but that is the responsibility when you are wearing an Ireland jersey so it’s really exciting.
"We all want to be involved in occasions like last week, if you are not you roll your sleeves up and you might have an opportunity to play for Ireland the next week.
"I use last week’s not involvement as a motivation it’s in the back of my mind and I will revert back to it during the week.
"I find that whenever there is a scenario like that I do put my best foot forward because I feel I have something to prove and I feel like I have been put on the back burner, you are playing for selection in those huge games, it’s pretty easy to motivate yourself for these games."
Man of the Match Andrew Conway talks about his eagerness to take his opportunities having watched on in the victory over New Zealand last week pic.twitter.com/pKKcCpjxs1— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) November 24, 2018