O'Connell knows Ireland need to improve

Paul O'Connell has fired up Ireland's forwards for Sunday's pivotal battle with France by detailing all their World Cup shortcomings.

Captain O'Connell spent Tuesday morning outlining every deficiency that has arisen for Ireland's pack, despite three-straight victories in Pool D.

Paul O'Connell will lead his side against France.

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Ireland's Toner too tall for rides at Alton Towers

The pros of standing out as the World Cup's tallest player shine through when Devin Toner leads Ireland's lineout, but the 6ft 11in lock felt the cons at Alton Towers.

As Ireland giants like Paul O'Connell and Donnacha Ryan squeezed their frames into the theme park's most daunting rides, Toner cut a frustrated bystander.

Toner stands at 6ft 11in.

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