"We've won two games on the road. They haven't been the prettiest of wins, but we will take them, and as a squad we know there is a lot more to come from us," he said.
"It is important that against Ireland and France we deliver performances that are virtually error-free and our discipline is spot-on.
"Ireland have got international class players right through their team. Brian O'Driscoll is a great leader, and they are going to be a tough challenge.
"But we are in a good frame of mind. We've had two tough games away from home, and we are second in the table. It's up to us now.
"There are a lot of players in the squad playing good rugby. I don't think we've sort of come under any pressure, really, in the three games we've played. It has been down to our errors.
"We know Ireland will be a big threat, and it is important we make sure we cut down on errors and improve our discipline. We've been putting ourselves under a lot of pressure."