O’Connell expects more from Ireland

British & Irish Lions veteran Paul O'Connell is demanding improvement from his Ireland teammates despite clinching victory over Argentina on Saturday. [more]

O’Connell expects more from Ireland

British & Irish Lions veteran Paul O’Connell is demanding improvement from his Ireland teammates despite clinching victory over Argentina on Saturday.

Lions fly-half Jonathan Sexton grabbed one of three tries, as well as kicking eight points from the tee, to ensure Ireland got the summer off to a winning start.

Fellow Lions Simon Zebo and Conor Murray were also involved in the 29-17 victory but O’Connell, who captained the 2009 tour of South Africa, was not content with the performance.

"They put us under a lot of pressure, I think the result is great but the performance is disappointing,” he said.

"We didn't know we were going to be as inaccurate as we were. We put a lot of balls down and missed some tackles.

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“They had some very big men, some really good footwork and they put us under a lot of pressure and it kind of thrived off our mistakes, we were unlucky not to score a try early in the first-half. And 30 seconds later we were lucky not to concede a try.

"So that's kind of the way they play and we knew that but I suppose we were intent on trying to stop that and we didn't do that."

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