Speaking on the All Blacks Podcast, Crusaders fullback and 2020 All Blacks debutant Will Jordan said the depth at fullback in Super Rugby is something that drives his own performance
“Where I’m playing at fullback at the moment there is plenty of competition across the board with the likes of Damian (McKenzie) and Jordie (Barrett) playing so well and Beaudie (Barrett) coming back from Japan,” said Jordan.
“For me it is about what I do week-to-week and trying to be as disciplined as I can. A goal I set for myself at the start of the year was to try not to fluctuate too much and perform well each week.”
The Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa champion believes the rival fullbacks are having a positive effect on each other through their performances.
“I think it’s massive. Me, Jodie and Damian are all good mates as well so it’s cool being able to catch up with them after a game and there’s no animosity or anything like that, everyone is trying help.
“Everyone’s performances are making everyone get better. It’s a great thing for New Zealand rugby.”
Now that the Aotearoa competition is over, Jordan says his attention is focused on the Australian teams over the coming weeks and pushing his case for a spot in the All Blacks.
“I am looking forward to what the next five-six weeks have to offer in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman and hopefully the Crusaders can keep rolling and lift that trophy again,” Jordan said.
The All Blacks squad for the Steinlager Series Tests against Fiji and Tonga will be named in late June.