Rugby Union: Lenihan warns Irish against complacency

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THE IRELAND team manager, Donal Lenihan, has admitted that complacency is a worry as his side prepare for tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against the minnows of Romania at Lansdowne Road.

Lenihan and Ireland's coach, Warren Gatland, who watched their opponents beat Georgia 27-23 in Dublin on Wednesday night, both said that they had expected a better display from the Romanians.

"We were not overly impressed by their performance and we expected a bit more than what we saw last night," said Lenihan. "In some respects that makes it a bit more difficult from our point of view because all our own players were also at the match and there may be a danger of complacency being a factor."

Ireland suffered an injury scare when their captain, Paddy Johns, suffered a heavy knock in training but there are no fears of him missing the match.