Beauden Barrett (Taranaki) has followed in his fathers footsteps to become one of New Zealand brightest young stars. After a decorated junior career which saw him win the IRB Junior World Championship, Barrett joined the ranks of the Hurricanes, making his Super Rugby debut in 2011.
Blessed with great pace, and an eye for a gap, the electric fly half also possesses a great rugby mind, showing on numerous occasions the ability to orchestrate and control a game. After a string of impressive performances in the Super Rugby competition, Barrett joined up with the All Blacks senior squad, making his debut in the victory over Ireland in 2012.
A mercurial player, Barrett was New Zealand’s top individual points scorer in the 2014 Super Rugby competition, with 209 points for the season. He was in similar impressive form for the All Blacks in 2014.
Regularly brought on from the bench to spark the backline, he has also shown his ability to run the game from the kickoff with three starts against Argentina and South Africa this year. Barrett has been included in the New Zealand squads in 2015 and went on to win the World Cup
He continued his sublime form in 2016, re-signing for New Zealand, Hurricanes and Taranaki until the end of 2019.
In November 2016, Beauden was named World Rugby Player of the Year 2016, following his impressive performances for the Hurricanes and the All Blacks. The attack-minded player, equally at home at fly-half or full-back, has scored seven tries in 2016 with defences often left flat-footed by his step and turn of pace.
Heading into the 2017 Super Rugby season Barrett has made 82 Super Rugby appearances for the Hurricanes and has scored 938 points (21 tries, 163 conversions, 168 penalties, 1 drop-goal.
Following a drawn Test series against the B & I Lions, the 53-times capped fly-half will hope to steer the All Blacks to another Rugby Championship. Barrett captained the All Blacks for the first time in the non-capped victory over the Barbarians in November.
|2010 - present|
|2011 - present|
|2011 - present|