Pictures as Ireland steamroller Samoa

The scene at the Aviva Stadium as the Ireland and Samoan teams prepare to take to the pitch
The scene at the Aviva Stadium as the Ireland and Samoan teams prepare to take to the pitch
Ireland wing Fergus McFadden is tackled by Samoa's Faatoina Autagavaia in Dublin
Ireland wing Fergus McFadden is tackled by Samoa's Faatoina Autagavaia in Dublin
Ireland prop Mike Ross comes up against Alapati Leuia and Teofilo Paulo
Ireland prop Mike Ross comes up against Alapati Leuia and Teofilo Paulo
The world's joint most capped centre partnership Gordon D'Arcy and Brian O'Driscoll in action on Saturday night
The world's joint most capped centre partnership Gordon D'Arcy and Brian O'Driscoll in action on Saturday night
Ireland full-back Rob Kearney makes ground for his side during the autumn international
Ireland full-back Rob Kearney makes ground for his side during the autumn international
Fergus McFadden gets to grips with George Pisi
Fergus McFadden gets to grips with George Pisi
Brian O'Driscoll is challenged by Ofisa Treviranus as Ireland get Joe Schmidt's reign as coach off to a winning start
Brian O'Driscoll is challenged by Ofisa Treviranus as Ireland get Joe Schmidt's reign as coach off to a winning start
Ireland fly-half Paddy Jackson kicks a penalty as Ireland win the first of their three autumn internationals against Samoa
Ireland fly-half Paddy Jackson kicks a penalty as Ireland win the first of their three autumn internationals against Samoa
Dave Kearney crosses the line for Ireland's fifth try in their 40-9 victory over Samoa
Dave Kearney crosses the line for Ireland's fifth try in their 40-9 victory over Samoa