The All Blacks-laden match-day squads for the North vs South derby in Wellington on Saturday have been announced.
Ian Foster says it is a ‘two-horse race’ between Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo’unga for the All Blacks No 10 jersey this season.
The Blues again showed their attacking class against the Highlanders on Sunday, with flyhalf Beauden Barrett’s well-placed cross-kick sparking a great team try finished off by scrumhalf Finlay Christie.
Fullbacks Beauden and Jordie Barrett react after Saturday’s round-six Super Rugby Aotearoa clash between the Hurricanes and Blues in Wellington.
Check out this individual brilliance from Ngani Laumape, who side-stepped and outpaced Beauden Barrett before the Blues fullback replied with a try of his own against his former team.
Beauden Barrett’s homecoming to Wellington didn’t go according to plan as brother Jordie’s late conversion secured a thrilling win for the Hurricanes over the Blues.
Otere Black has responded to critics who believe Beauden Barrett is becoming a liability while playing fullback for the Blues.
An anonymous poll conducted among current New Zealand Vodacom Super Rugby players has revealed the majority believe Beauden Barrett is the best player in the country.
Beauden Barrett will play for Japanese Top League side Suntory Sungoliath in 2021 as part of a sabbatical in his four-year contract with New Zealand Rugby.
Former Springbok flyhalf Butch James finds it ‘very strange’ that Beauden Barrett continues to play at fullback for both the Blues and All Blacks.