Andy Farrell quickly dealt with the report that the IRFU would embrace the combination of Stuart Lancaster-Farrell to succeed Joe Schmidt, if it did.
What was his response?
"Thank you very much."
"Look, that kind of thing, you will not expect me to answer today," he said.
"Look at the week we have.
"What I would say on that is that I've had a great job. I really enjoy myself working under Joe, who will make his decision in time."
A similar answer when asked how he felt about the suggestion of Steve Hansen Ireland would be the best team in the world by winning on Saturday.
"Thank you very much again," he was smiling.
Ireland will not become the best team in the world, even by not the best, "not when the side has been the end of the tree for nine years," according to Farrell.
Ireland's defender coach has also admitted that he does not hold the key to beat All Black.
English was an assistant coach of the Lions, England and Ireland for three victories over world champions.
"There's no secret. I've lost a lot against them than I have won," he said.
"They're a good side, are not they? What they are, when they're going to place for them, they are doing the masters they do , their levels of confidence, their ability to stick to the plan, stay at the point, is better than anyone. "
The talk about Carton House has been different this week for most other weeks for good reason.
Can you feel the difference? "Certainly you can," added Farrell.
"You'd expect her to be like that. It's the best team in the world for a reason.
"We want to play against them as much as we can do.
"Why? Because we want to prove ourselves. We want to keep on improving".
The Bundee Aki center, Rob Ganarney and Garry Ringrose, and Kieran Marmon's crew joined training.