Brian O'Driscoll: 'We were worth the win'

O'Driscoll: 'We were worth the win'
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Brian O'Driscoll says that the British and Irish Lions were worthy of their 23-21 win over Australia in Brisbane.

British and Irish Lions centre Brian O'Driscoll believes that his side were worthy of their 23-21 win over Australia in Brisbane.

The visitors came close to defeat after conceding two late penalties, but the 34-year-old has claimed that the Lions did not deserve to lose.

"It feels strange. Hearts in the mouth at the end, obviously. We probably should have lost conceding those two penalties there," he told Sky Sports News.

"We wouldn't have deserved to lose. It felt like we were better than two points better than that side. We didn't get much luck in the game - deflected kicks seemed to bounce into their arms more often than not but maybe we got our luck at the end.

"I've been in this situation before. I've said that we need to try and finish it next week because it's a hell of a lot easier to win it in two than it is in three. We have to really knuckle down and look at where we can improve. We need to regroup and put in a bigger performance than we did today - hopefully we'll be in the mix then."

The next Test will take place on June 29.

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