Jordie Barrett: The 'growth' future All Blacks miss after South Africa left Super Rugby
2024/04/01

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All Blacks sensation Jordie Barrett acknowledges the significance of facing South African teams in former Super Rugby competitions as crucial groundwork for Test rugby for budding New Zealand talents. Barrett, at a youthful 27 years old, celebrated his 100th appearance for the Hurricanes this past weekend, albeit marred by a red card for a dangerous tackle. Reflecting on his time in Wellington, Barrett expressed his desire for deeper play-off runs but conveyed immense pride in donning the Hurricanes jersey. Transitioning from full-back to inside centre, Barrett revealed a long-held ambition and delight in his new role. He emphasized the value of facing formidable South African teams and the invaluable lessons learned before losing the opportunity. Barrett remains focused on continuous improvement and honing his skills at his new position on the field.

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