Devin Toner is expecting a much tougher test in the lineout against Romania than Ireland faced against Canada.
The Ireland second-row singled out captain Mihai Macovei as a particular danger when Ireland face the Romanians at Wembley in their Rugby World Cup match tomorrow.
“Yeah, we were saying the Canadians didn’t really compete at all and you obviously saw against France that Romania competed really well – the first lineout of the game they stole,” he said.
“They’ve got Macovei in the back row, he’s a very good lineout operator so, yeah, we’re expecting a lot of pressure.”
Toner, who will be making his debut in the competition tomorrow, that the squad is in a “pretty good place” as far accuracy and precision in the lineout are concerned.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has made 12 changes to the starting XV for tomorrow’s game.