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BORN INTO A rugby-mad family, 22-year-old Jordie Barrett is the younger brother of fellow All Blacks Beauden and Scott and one of eight Barrett siblings.
Barrett can play first-five, second-five, wing or fullback and is also a handy goal kicker.
Barrett had been tagged for big things ever since his days at New Plymouth’s Francis Douglas Memorial College. A talented fast bowler in cricket, he chose rugby and headed down south to Lincoln University to study commerce.
In 2016, after just one season of Mitre 10 Cup rugby, he toured as an apprentice with the All Blacks to the Northern Hemisphere.
In 2017 he made his Hurricanes debut, scoring 135 points, including seven tries.
He made his All Blacks Test debut against Samoa in 2017 and also scored a try in the drawn Series decider against the British & Irish Lions. His outstanding season was cut short by a shoulder injury and he spent eight months on the sideline but returned in 2018 in sparkling form.
The Barrett brothers’ dad Kevin “Smiley” Barrett played 167 games for Taranaki and also played for the Hurricanes.
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