Centre Bundee Aki says Eire “weren’t as scientific as we wished to be” regardless of a bonus-point win over Tonga on the Rugby World Cup.
Aki scored two of Eire’s eight tries as they ran out 59-16 winners of their second Pool B match.
Andy Farrell’s aspect, ranked primary on the earth, face reigning champions South Africa on Saturday.
“I do know we bought the factors that we wished however we’re nonetheless not proud of how we carried out,” Aki mentioned.
Eire, who beat Romania 82-8 of their opener, recorded a second consecutive bonus-point win in Nantes on Saturday to proceed an ideal begin to Pool B, the place South Africa and Scotland are tipped to push the Six Nations Grand Slam winners for a spot within the knockout phases.
Regardless of scoring 20 tries of their opening two matches, participant of the match Aki mentioned his aspect wanted to enhance earlier than going through the Springboks in Paris on Saturday.
“Full credit score to the boys and full respect to Tonga. They got here out firing and we knew it was going to be a bodily match,” added Aki, who has scored 4 tries in Eire’s first two matches.
“A lot respect to them, hopefully they exit over the subsequent couple of weeks and go away every little thing on the market.
“I believe there are a variety of issues we are able to work on. We weren’t as scientific as we wished to be. There have been a variety of dumb penalties, you may say.
“Subsequent week goes to be an excellent greater check for us however we’ll go on the market and provides it our greatest.”
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Head coach Farrell mentioned he “thought it was efficiency” however joined Aki in saying his workforce wanted to enhance in elements forward of the South Africa match.
“A efficiency isn’t good,” Farrell informed ITV.
“Even once we had been coughing up ball down on Tonga’s strive line, I assumed we had been properly in management.
“I assumed once we bought a few scores up then we began hitting out straps. I assumed it was psychological efficiency. We stayed sturdy and true to the duty.”
Farrell additionally praised captain Johnny Sexton, who grew to become Eire’s all-time factors scorer with a try-scoring efficiency in opposition to Tonga, by which he scored 16 factors earlier than being substituted at half-time.
“He deserved to have it like that,” Farrell added on the strive that helped Sexton surpass his fly-half predecessor Ronan O’Gara’s 1083 factors for Eire.
“The factors, he would say that’s his job to kick the objectives for Eire and rating some tries every now and then, however that does not make him.
“What makes him is how he leads his males each single week, and the way he’s selfless in how he will get his workforce able to play.
“That’s what he can be remembered for.”