Sunday, August 25, 2019
Beauden Barrett UPDATE 1-Rugby-Crusaders edge Hurricanes to set up Jaguares final

Beauden Barrett UPDATE 1-Rugby-Crusaders edge Hurricanes to set up Jaguares final

WELLINGTON — The Canterbury Crusaders just about remained on course for a 10th Super Rugby title when they outlasted the Wellington Hurricanes 30-26 in a thrilling all-New Zealand semi-final in Christchurch on Saturday.The double defending champions were made to work hard for their win but will now host Argentina’s Jaguares, who beat Australia’s ACT Brumbies…
Beauden Barrett Goff: Beauden Barrett can end the Blues’ ‘dark years’

Beauden Barrett Goff: Beauden Barrett can end the Blues’ ‘dark years’

Beauden Barrett turned down big money offers from abroad to join the struggling Blues - a team he believes has "huge potential". But he admits one of his biggest immediate challenges will be the Auckland property market. Barrett confirmed on Friday that he will be moving to Auckland - and will don the Blues jersey…
Beauden Barrett Phil Gifford: Barrett switch a classic case of angst-free Kiwiana

Beauden Barrett Phil Gifford: Barrett switch a classic case of angst-free Kiwiana

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Beauden Barrett Mo’unga to start with Barrett: ABs name experimental side

Beauden Barrett Mo’unga to start with Barrett: ABs name experimental side

Richie Mo'unga will start at first-five for the All Blacks against the Springboks in Wellington on Saturday, with regular No 10 Beauden Barrett at fullback, a potentially exciting combination we probably haven't seen the last of this year. With only four tests until the World Cup and one more before the Bledisloe Cup series, the…
Beauden Barrett Super Rugby: Hurricanes pass muster despite season finishing a week early

Beauden Barrett Super Rugby: Hurricanes pass muster despite season finishing a week early

GETTY IMAGESHurricanes halfback TJ Perenara appeals to referee Nic Berry to no avail in Christchurch on Saturday night.OPINION: To use NCEA parlance, the Hurricanes can be assessed a merit grade for their 2019 Super Rugby season. They undoubtedly get a pass mark, but to get the gold-standard of excellence, they would need to be playing in…
Beauden Barrett Ireland’s World Cup task looks more and more daunting as impressive Springboks snatch dramatic draw in New Zealand

Beauden Barrett Ireland’s World Cup task looks more and more daunting as impressive Springboks...

New Zealand's captain Kieran Read (L) and head coach Steve Hansen (2nd-R) react after their draw with South Africa during the Rugby Championship match between New Zealand and South Africa at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on July 27, 2019. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images Replacement scrum-half Herschel Jantjies scored a try in…
Beauden Barrett Mark Reason: Why Beauden Barrett must hand Richie Mo’unga the crown

Beauden Barrett Mark Reason: Why Beauden Barrett must hand Richie Mo’unga the crown

1 NEWSRichie Mo'unga says it was priceless having All Black team-mate Beauden Barrett's "words of wisdom".OPINION: Aaron Smith called Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga wizards and who would disagree. Alone they are exceptional, together the possibilities seem almost infinite. Dumbledore and Dumbledee, if you like. But the wizardry is not the problem for Steve Hansen. It's…
Beauden Barrett Rugby Championship: All Blacks’ Richie Mo’unga-Beauden Barrett like ‘two wizards’

Beauden Barrett Rugby Championship: All Blacks’ Richie Mo’unga-Beauden Barrett like ‘two wizards’

1 NEWSBeauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga started as dual playmakers in the 16-all draw with the Springboks.Aaron Smith is a big fan of the Richie Mo'unga-Beauden Barrett 10-15 combination. The All Blacks halfback likened the duo to a pair of wizards after the 16-16 draw against the Springboks at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday night.…
Beauden Barrett Super Rugby: Jordie Barrett to sign two-year deal with NZR, one with Hurricanes

Beauden Barrett Super Rugby: Jordie Barrett to sign two-year deal with NZR, one with...

GETTY IMAGESJordie Barrett will not be packing his bags just yet, staying with the Hurricanes for at least one more season.New Zealand Rugby (NZR) will continue its contract flexibility with Jordie Barrett's expected two-year deal. The All Blacks utility back is expected to sign on with NZR through to the end of the 2021 season…
Beauden Barrett All Blacks goal kicker Beauden Barrett caught moving ball behind ref’s back

Beauden Barrett All Blacks goal kicker Beauden Barrett caught moving ball behind ref’s back

GETTY IMAGESAll Blacks playmaker Beauden Barrett lines up a penalty kick during Saturday's draw with the Springboks.​Beauden Barrett has been caught out by a sharp-eyed South African rugby supporter. Pieter van der Spuy spotted the All Blacks star stealing metres behind the referee's back prior to his one successful penalty kick in the team's 16-16 draw with…