Ireland won their first game on the 2020 Six Nations on Saturday evening, defeating Scotland 19-12 in Dublin
"There were some good things but for the most part, they just had to roll their sleeves up," Brian O'Driscoll told ITV regarding Ireland's performance.
Their defence ultimately won then the game.
Looking at who performed really well, I thought the backrow were good. The pack put in a huge amount of effort. If you look at the people that started in the backline, Johnny Sexton kicked the points and scored a try. Beyond that, it was game of attritional, upfront, who-can-knock-who-over. Ultimately, Ireland just pipped it.
Huge credit to Scotland. I thought they did most of the playing and created most of the opportunities. I think they just lost the swing moments. When you get down into opposition territory, how many times were they turned over four or five metres out from the line? There were a couple from Stander, one from Van der Flier, one from Doris.
The former Ireland captain believes we may see a change at scrum-half when Ireland face Wales next weekend.
"I wonder might we see John Cooney start next week against Wales," said O'Driscoll.
"I don't know if it was a big enough performance from Conor Murray, controlling things."