One Of The Hottest Prospects In World Rugby Has Found Himself A New Club
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Super Rugby champions, the Hurricanes have signed up Jordie Barrett, the younger brother of All Blacks star Beauden, on a two-year deal for the 2017 and 2018 Super Rugby campaigns.
The 19-year-old versatile back can play at 10, 12 and 15 and impressed during this year’s U20 World Cup, kicking 52 points and being named in the Tournament’s Dream Team.
The young star is one of the hottest prospects in world rugby and enjoyed a 92% success rate off the tee for Canterbury in this year’s Mitre 10 cup, racking up 29 points and scoring three tries. The young flier has made 52 carries, beating 11 defenders and not missed a single tackle in his five appearances so far.
Speaking about the deal with the ‘Hurricanes website, he had this to say on the move,
“It was a big decision for me to commit to rugby full time as I have really enjoyed playing cricket the last couple of years and in particular the playing opportunities I was given through both Taranaki and Central Districts Cricket.
“I just felt that signing with the Hurricanes was the right decision for me. It has been a goal of mine to play Super Rugby and to be able to train and play alongside Beauden at the Hurricanes will enable me to continue to develop as a player.”