You play wherever your picked. It's been difficult to break into the side with the Crusaders going so well. I'm the odd one out on Saturday but I'm really looking forward to the game. I have my opportunity, I've my foot in now and it's up to me to keep it there. He said.
Talking about the last game and the level of disappointment felt at the performance, Lomu explained,
Now credit the Irish too for the way they played. We weren't surprised, not at all. We got the same in Dublin. When you have guys like Brian O'Driscoll and Ronan O'Gara at first five, guys who read the game so well, then you're always going to have a game on your hands. Then there is Keith Wood leading a superb pack and straight away you have a good platform to work from.
With non stop rain falling on Auckland for the past few days did Lomu think that the wet conditions would have any influence? No.I don't believe so, well not too much. If you let weather become a factor then of course it will. But no, we'll have to adjust, just as the Irish will. It'll be the same for both sides
And how are the All Blacks and Jonah Lomu going to atone for Dunedin?
" It's not a question of atoning. We have to follow the game plan. We gotta take the handbrakes off and let it go.