“If I were in his position, I would have taken advantage of the opportunity to take advantage of that opportunity.
He would have said: ‘I am going to get back there and try to take you out.’
I don’t know if that’s his mindset.
He may have had a different mindset but it’s what I do.”
Bryan Mullan is delighted with how the two-match series has gone for the Dubliners.
Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO/Press Association ImagesBryan will take on Connacht at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday in a battle for a place in the Guinness Pro12 Championship final.
The All Blacks, who beat the Barbarians in their opening game, are still looking for their first Pro12 title.
Ireland are aiming to get their record of nine straight home games under the Guinness Barometer (5-2-0) and their maiden win over the All Blacks in Dublin on Sunday would provide them with a strong start to their Six Nations campaign.
They will meet Connacht in a semi-final, with the home side taking on a team from the lower tier of the game.
A win for Ireland would give them a big boost ahead of the autumn internationals, which kick off on June 1 in London and feature a total of six games.
“The All Black team is strong,” said Mullan, who made his international debut for Ireland in 2009 and has played in all but one game of the last five seasons.
“They have a great team.
I think they are a team that has a lot of respect for each other, and it’s a great group.”
I don’t think we’ve played any of the other teams that have come to Dublin and it is a very tough game, a very good game.
“Barrett Hodge has had a fine season in his debut year at the All Black centre.
Source: Cathriona White/INPF/Press Agency ImagesBarrett’s All Black career has been well-documented.
He made his debut in 2008 against the All Whites and played three more games in a row in 2012 and 2013.
He has also played in three successive games against Ireland, which started in 2017.”
It is a good team, but we have to work on that,” Barrett said.”
We have a lot to prove.
We have to win that game.
We’ve got to win every game.
“If I’m in his shoe, he is going to win.
If I were to be his shoe in my shoes, I’m not sure I’d be very happy with the outcome.”
The All-Ireland squad that defeated Connacht last week had the same record, going 4-1-1 in their six matches.
Ireland have started well, winning the first two games of the Pro12 against Ulster and the second against the Barbarias, but have failed to get over the line.
Barrett said they will focus on improving in the three games against Connacht.
“Connacht are a very well-organised team.
We are very well organised and I think the only thing we can really do is focus on the three next games, and we are very focused on that.”
You don’t get a lot out of a lot that you put into the game, and you do put in the right amount of effort and effort and we have done that,” he said.
The Ireland scrum-half will face Connacht’s All Blacks wingers in a scrum, but is not a fan of the technique.”
My biggest concern is whether we are going to put our bodies on the line and play rugby, whether it’s physical, whether we’re going to be the best team in the world at it.
“I’ve played against all the teams that I’ve played in.
I’ve been in five of them.
I don-t think that is a fair comparison.”
What you see from the Ulster side, it’s going the other way.
They are trying to keep their heads down and take the ball out of the back.
I’m looking forward to playing against that side.
“So, I don,t think it’s the most difficult match.”
That’s the main thing, trying to put in all the effort and be the most consistent team that we can be.
“And I think that we will be able to do that.”