It was their biggest ever victory against the Kiwi side
Peter O'Mahony described the immense sense of pride after captaining the British & Irish Lions to their largest ever victory over the Maori All Blacks on Saturday morning.
Warren Gatland's side ran out 32-10 winners at International Stadium in Rotorua and speaking to Sky Sports after the game, the Irish international shared his thoughts on the milestone.
"It's a huge day for me personally and my family - a lot of whom are back home," he said. "My Dad arrived yesterday, so it was good timing from his point of view.
"It's an incredible honour to be picked for the Lions, but to captain them against as good a side as the Maori's and to come out with a win is something I take huge pride in."
Leigh Halfpenny kicked the Lions into a commanding lead before Maro Itoje put the game beyond doubt against the Maoris.
O'Mahony says that perfecting moves on the training pitch gave them a platform off which to build.
"You build that comfort on your set-piece. I thought the scrum and the line-out were both good today on both sides of the ball. You build off your set-piece and with weather conditions, we played tactically quite well.
"We still have plenty to do. A big game now on Tuesday and it's starting to get serious, so it's good timing for the win."
Asked whether he was suffering from an injury which forced him off midway through the game, he said: "Yeah everything is alright, I just got a bit of a fright."
Gatland's men now take on the Chiefs on Tuesday morning before their first Test match against the All Blacks next Saturday morning.