Beauden Barrett

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Beauden Barrett
Full name Beauden John Barrett
Date of birth (1991-05-27) May 27, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
School Francis Douglas Memorial College
University Massey Wellington
Notable relative(s) Kevin Barrett (father)
Kane Barrett (brother)
Scott Barrett (brother)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half / Fullback
New Zealand No. 1115
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010– Taranaki 25 (191)
correct as of 20 October 2012.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011– Hurricanes 52 (594)
correct as of 13 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012– New Zealand 23 (70)
correct as of 14 September 2014.
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2010 New Zealand 2

Beauden John "Beaudy" Barrett (born 27 May 1991) is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays in the fly-half (and occasionally fullback) position for the Wellington based Super Rugby side the Hurricanes, and for New Zealand's national team the All Blacks.[1] Barrett has played at under-20 and Sevens levels for New Zealand before being called into the All Blacks' training squad in May 2012 and went on to make his international debut as a replacement in the final test against Ireland when he kicked nine points. He made his debut for Taranaki in 2010 and made his Super Rugby debut for the Hurricanes in 2011, following in the footsteps of his father Kevin (Smiley), who made 15 appearances for the franchise in 1997 and 1998 season and played 167 first-class matches for Taranaki. He also is younger brother of current Taranaki captain Kane Barrett.

Early life[edit]

Barrett was born on 27 May 1991 in New Plymouth. He grew up on the farm in Pungarehu, Coastal Taranaki along with his four brothers and three sisters; Kane, Scott, Blake, Jordie, Jenna, Zara and Ella. From early age, he played with the local Coastal Rugby Club. He attended Francis Douglas Memorial College in New Plymouth, where he excelled in its first XV.

Barrett came to the attention of national selectors at the age of 19, after he was selected in the New Zealand Sevens team for the final two legs of the 2010 IRB World Sevens Series in England and Scotland and debuted for Taranaki in the ITM Cup against Northland. The following year he was selected in the New Zealand under 20 squad (coached by Mark Anscombe), which won the world championship in Italy.[citation needed]

Domestic career[edit]

Barrett made his debut for Taranaki in the 2010 ITM Cup competition, coming on as a replacement against Northland. The then teenager was named most promising player of the year after a season that saw him break into the ITM Cup squad before he became the first choice first five-eighth at the end of the season. Barrett signed a development contract with the Hurricanes to become a Hurricanes wider squad member in 2011 after turning down an offer from the Blues.[2]

He was called up by the Hurricanes before the side's 2011 tour to South Africa where he saw time off the bench, earning his first four Hurricanes caps. He made his debut in a 50-47 win over the Central Cheetahs in Bloemfontein, a match that saw the Hurricanes prevail on full-time with a try to lock Jeremy Thrush that Barrett converted.[3] Returning to Taranaki for the 2011 ITM Cup, Barrett kicked 29 points – including an ITM Cup record nine penalties – in a 39-33 win over Bay of Plenty.[4] With Barrett playing, Taranaki finished third in the ITM Cup and lifted the Ranfurly Shield off Southland. Barrett was then named Taranaki Back of the Year later that year.[5]

In 2012 Barrett scored 197 season points and broke Jon Preston’s previous Hurricanes single season scoring record of 152 points set in 1997. Due to his All Black duties, Barrett appeared only four times in 2012 for Taranaki, recording 60 points.

In 2013, Barrett represented the Hurricanes in his second Super Rugby season and finished with 186 points for the year.[citation needed] By early April, in the 2014 Super Rugby season, Barrett had already scored 100 points.[6]

International career[edit]

In June 2012, Barrett was named in the All Blacks squad for the Irish tour of New Zealand.[7] Barrett’s Test debut was a memorable one; the first five-eighth coming off the bench after 24 minutes and helping the All Blacks contribute 9 points to a record 60-0 win over the Irish. He went on to play five Tests in 2012.

Barrett returned to international rugby in 2013, being named in the All Blacks squad for the French tour of New Zealand.[8] Barrett was a key player, playing in the historic 30–0 victory over France, scoring his first test try, which was subsequently voted International Rugby Players' Association's Try of the Year for 2013.[9]

Barrett holds the world record for consecutive wins since his first test (19 wins from 19 tests).[10]

Test Match Record[edit]

Test Match Record
Against Pld Won Drawn Lost Tries Con Pen Drop Points % Won
 Australia
2
2
0
0
0
1
1
0
5
100
 Argentina
3
3
0
0
0
1
1
0
5
100
 England
3
3
0
0
0
2
1
0
7
100
 France
3
3
0
0
2
0
0
0
10
100
 Ireland
2
2
0
0
0
3
1
0
9
100
 Italy
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
 Japan
1
1
0
0
1
2
0
0
9
100
 Scotland
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
 South Africa
2
2
0
0
1
4
2
0
19
100
 Wales
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
Total 19 19 0 0 4 13 6 0 64 100

Pld = Games Played, Won = Games Won, Drawn = Games Drawn, Lost = Games Lost, Tries = Tries Scored, Con = Conversions,
Pen = Penalties, Drop = Drop Goals, Points = Points Scored

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beauden Barrett Hurricanes Profile". 24 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Canes Se Barrett". 11 November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Barrett set to debut for Hurricanes". 15 April 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "BOP bow to Barrett's record-breaking boot". 9 September 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Barrett's stellar year". Taranaki Daily News. Fairfax. 24 December 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Robson, Toby (7 April 2014). "Deadly accuracy is just par for the course for Barrett". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Barrett makes All Blacks". Taranaki Daily News. Fairfax. 3 June 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Steve Hansen names six debutants". ESPN Scrum. ESPN Australia / New Zealand. 2 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Barrett takes top award for French try". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.timescolonist.com/kieran-read-returns-to-all-blacks-for-3rd-england-test-fekitoa-wins-1st-start-1.1135160

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