As preparations get underway for a trip to Murrayfield this weekend to face the Scottish side that beat England at Twickenham in the opening round of matches, Adams says everybody in the Welsh camp is keen to play again to put things right.
“It will be an honest review, as it always is. It has to be as well because if you don’t have tough conversations, and you’re not honest with each other, then you’re just papering over cracks,” said Adams.
“There is no getting better unless you’re honest. The most important thing is Warren Gatland drives us as a head coach, which he does brilliantly to help us get better at the aspects which didn’t go as well against Ireland.
“We definitely expect to be better next week – I’m confident that will be the case. From the past two weeks leading into this week with the new coaches and new systems we’ve had, to get to where we’ve got to, has been really, really good.
“That’s only going to get better, and I’m confident we’ll get better as we go. We said after the game that it was disappointing, but the feeling we had was we wished the Scotland game was sooner because we’re all so eager to go and put that right.
“Everyone had a sense of really wanting to put that game right as soon as possible. We’ll work hard, as we always do, and we’ll look to put things right this weekend.”
Adams could be charged with facing his 2021 British & Irish Lions teammate Duhan van der Merwe at Murrayfield. He was sensational in the 29-23 Calcutta Cup win, scoring two tries to make it three in a row for the Scots over their biggest rivals.
“It’s a tough ask at Murrayfield because Scotland are playing really, really well at the moment. They did in the autumn and have done probably for the last two years,” added Adams.
“They’ve got some great players and it will be the first home game of their campaign. It will be tough but after Round 1 we’re all eager to get going.”