Beauden Barrett All Blacks: Beauden Barrett praises Ngani Laumape as No 12 finds his voice

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Steve Hansen talks about his All Blacks selections ahead of their test against Argentina.

All Blacks No 10 Beauden Barrett has lifted the lid on the steps Ngani Laumape has taken to become a complete No 12, revealing that sessions with Hurricanes assistant coach Jason Holland have been instrumental in helping Laumape find his voice.

Laumape has enjoyed another strong Super Rugby and will start at No 12 against the Pumas on Sunday (6.05am NZ time) but has been under instruction from All Blacks coach Steve Hansen to improve his communication levels.

Beauden Barrett Beauden Barrett warms up for an All Blacks training session in Buenos Aires.

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Beauden Barrett warms up for an All Blacks training session in Buenos Aires.

Barrett said that Laumape has taken Hansen’s message on board and had worked on his weaker point during Super Rugby.

“Absolutely. He understands his role, which is his job in the team, but also he understands how important our relationship is in getting aligned so that we almost think the same thing,” Barrett said in Buenos Aires.

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“He knows what I expect of him, and I know what he expects of me and he’s worked really hard on that,” Barrett said.

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