- Number: 313
- Position: First five-eighth
- Born: 27/05/91
- Height: 187
- Weight: 92
- Province: Taranaki
- Provincial Caps: 26
- Provincial Points: 191
- Provincial Debut: 2010 v Northland
- Blues Debut: 2020 v Hurricanes
- Blues Caps: 7
- Test Caps: 83
- Test Points: 649
- Test Debut: 2012 v Ireland
With devastating speed, a laser-like boot and smart game management, Beauden Barrett has been in electrifying form for the All Blacks in recent seasons, winning back-to-back World Rugby Player of the Year Awards in 2016 and 2017.
The playmaker is now fourth on the All Blacks all-time Test points-scoring list.
Barrett made his provincial debut for Taranaki in 2010 at 19 years old and appeared for the Hurricanes in Super Rugby the following season. He quickly established himself as one of the Hurricanes’ key players and has set numerous records for the side, and also helped lead the team to its first Super Rugby title in 2016. Last year Barrett played his 100th Super Rugby game for the Wellington-based side.
He made his All Blacks Test debut in 2012 and was used initially as an impact player off the bench. By 2014 he had made his first Test start and went on to feature in six RWC 2015 matches, scoring 26 points, including a fantastic try in the Final. His career in black include a stint with the All Blacks Sevens as a teenager in 2010, and the 2011 New Zealand Under 20 side.
At the end of the 2019 Super Rugby season, Barrett decided to make the switch north to join the Blues, creating a buzz throughout the Rugby World. Blues fans and Super Rugby fans in general will be keeping a very close eye on Barrett and his new club in 2020.
Barretts debut coincided with a 30-20 victory over the Hurricanes. in the opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa in front of a sold out Eden Park, with 43,000 fans turning up to watch.
Beauden turned out 7 times in total for the Blues in 2020 before taking sabbatical leave to Japan for the 2021 season.
Barrett will return to the Blues in time for the 2022 season and 2023 World Cup campaign.