Mike Catt says Ireland are going “the right way” despite making their worst start to a Six Nations campaign. But former Ireland assistant coach Catt believes they are heading in the right direction before Saturday’s visit to fellow strugglers Italy in Rome.
“Every team wants to score four or five tries every game, to go out and express themselves,” said Catt. “Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but we believe the way we are going is the right way.”
“We probably could have scored two or three more tries against Wales with 14 men with the opportunities we created, and against as France as well,” he added. “It’s making sure at this level that the players understand that you must nail what you create.”
“We’ve been disappointed in terms of the finishing and the players have got to get that right this weekend.” Catt continued. “Rugby is about the decisions you make and we’re happy with what we’re creating. Then it’s about the final pass, the final decision, or putting ourselves in the right parts of the pitch to create pressure on the opposition. We didn’t do that well enough against France.”