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Beauden Barrett Wants to Make Things Right

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Beauden BarrettBeauden Barrett the fly half for the All Blacks only knew what is was like to win while in a jersey for the All Blacks, until the team played to a draw last weekend in Sydney.

To make things worse, he was one of two New Zealanders who were yellow carded in the match, sitting in the bin for kicking the ball from a ruck, with only ten minutes left in the game.

The resulting penalty was slotted by Kurtley Beale to level the scores and the final result stayed that way under difficult conditions, which ended the winning streak of the All Blacks at 17.

Barrett’s streak of 19 wins in as many appearances with New Zealand also came to an abrupt end, although Barrett is still alone at the top with the most Test caps for his country without losing.

However, some feeling exists that New Zealand have become vulnerable having pushed a great deal in the November tour of last year and with the June visit of England prior to the clash in Sydney.

With the upcoming game played at Eden Park, where the All Blacks have not been defeated since 1994, offers a good change to secure another Bledisloe Cup.

Barrett said he was sent off and there is not anything he can do now about the past, so it is how the team bounces back and of course, he is hungry to make it right this weekend.

It was not pleasant in Sydney on Saturday, said Barrett and worse words could be used about the feeling inside the changing room following the game. It was a huge opportunity the team let slip, but the excitement is there for this week’s game at Eden Park.

The game gives the All Blacks an opportunity for another Bledisloe Cup, said Barrett and that makes it important to put last Saturday behind us and work for the big night this weekend.

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