Beauden Barrett Is Leaving The Hurricanes & Has Found Himself A New Club
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On the move.
Two-time World Rugby Player of the Year, All Blacks playmaker Beauden Barrett, has announced a new deal with New Zealand Rugby (NZR), which will see him stay in New Zealand through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Barrett also today confirmed that not only will he stay with NZR for a further four years, but he will move from the Hurricanes to the Blues ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby season.
As part of his new contract, he will take an extended break away from the game at the end of 2019 and start with the Blues midway through the 2020 Super Rugby season. He also has an option to take a short playing break in Japan some time over the next four years, with any break to be negotiated with NZR and the Blues.
Barrett said he was stoked to finally make a decision and confirm his future with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues.
“This is obviously a massive decision for me and my wife Hannah and we’re really looking forward to the next chapter of our lives.
“The Hurricanes will always be a huge part of who I am. The Hurricanes environment and style of rugby they play has helped me become the player I am today, and I’ll be leaving some very good mates.
“Wellington has been my rugby base for many years and university base for Hannah and we’ll always have fond memories of living there. Home for us now is Taranaki and Auckland and home and family are immensely important to both of us.
“I’m also enthusiastic about the new challenge I’ll get with the Blues over the next four years. They’re a team on the rise, I like the way they play and I’m really looking forward to being a part of that.
“While I’m looking forward to what the future holds, right now my focus is on the international season ahead with the All Blacks.