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Catt envies All Blacks' accuracy

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:54
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It is about seeing the opportunities and understanding it
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England skills coach Mike Catt wants his players to evolve into multi-skilled All Black hybrids.   

Catt was in awe of the world champions following their four-tries-to-one defeat of the Springboks in their Rugby Championship clash in Soweto and wants England’s elite to be equally clinical.

"You look at New Zealand and the way they get one opportunity and score it," Catt said.

"New Zealand are very good and accurate at what they do. They are on the front foot a lot of the time and they can bring the big guys into the game.

"Everybody is going to want to get to that situation. It is how we get there and how long it takes us to get there.

"I am not saying it's not there [in the English players] but we have got to get to that, having that belief we can do it.

"It is about seeing the opportunities and understanding it. That is my role.

"From an attacking point of view, I want to see speed of the ball and movement of the ball."

England will kick-off their four-Test home series against Fiji on November 10 before they battle Australia (November 17), South Africa (November 24)  and New Zealand (December 1) at Twickenham.

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