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Ryan Lamb pays tribute to London Irish mentor Mike Catt

Ryan Lamb
Lamb scored his first try for the Exiles at the Rec

London Irish fly-half Ryan Lamb has paid tribute to Mike Catt's role as his coach and mentor.

Catt, 38, played alongside Lamb at centre as Irish beat Bath 16-0 at the Rec, with Lamb scoring all the points.

Lamb told BBC Berkshire: "We had time on the pitch with injuries when we could talk about what we wanted to do throughout the game.

"There's a lot clarity to Catty's game. He knew what he wanted us to do on Saturday and we executed it well."

Lamb added: "Having him outside you takes the pressure off you."

The 23-year-old scored a try, a conversion, a drop-goal and two penalties at Bath, but said he was not aware of the accomplishment until after the match.

"I didn't even realise till a few of the lads told me. It was a great day for me. It's always hard going down to Bath. They're a very passionate side, we just need to back it up now against Worcester this week," he said.

"People say trophies are won in May, but you have to put yourself in that position and work hard in these games in the bad weather and in December."

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Exiles 'fresh start' excites Lamb
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