LIVE

    Hurricanes sign Jordie Barrett

    2016-09-17 19:30

    Cape Town - Jordie Barrett has signed a contract to play for the Hurricanes and will join his brother Beauden in Wellington for Super Rugby 2017 and 2018.

    The multi-talented 19-year-old will become the third member of the Barrett family to play for the Hurricanes after his father Kevin and older brother.

    Barrett said he was excited at the opportunity to become a full-time professional rugby player and to make a contribution to the Hurricanes.

    "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," he told the 'Canes website

    "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."

    Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd said he was looking forward to helping another talented Barrett reach his potential.

    "Jordie's an exciting young player with undoubted talent and a real drive to succeed and we believe the Hurricanes is the right environment for him to develop his talent," he said.

    "Like all young players starting out he still has room for development and with the right coaching structures around him at the Hurricanes I'm sure we will see him realise his full potential in the years to come.

    "He's a very versatile player who is capable of playing second-five, fullback and also at first five, so he really adds some value to our squad in that respect and I'm sure he's going to make a really positive contribution."

    Barrett said settling on the first big move of his professional career had been a tough decision, particularly with another brother, Scott, at the Crusaders.

    "I had approaches from both the Crusaders and Hurricanes and it was a very difficult decision as I've really enjoyed my rugby this year and the Canterbury playing environment has been fantastic," he explained.

    "It is good to have my immediate playing future sorted as I can just focus on playing well during the remainder of the Mitre 10 Cup."

    Barrett was a member of the New Zealand Under-20s team at the 2016 World Rugby Under-20 Championships in England and will again be available for the national age grade squad in 2017.

    Read More On:  hurricanes super rugby rugby

    What To Read Next

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    Live Video Streaming
    Sport Talk

    Results

    04 August 2018
    28 July 2018
    21 July 2018
    20 July 2018
    14 July 2018
    13 July 2018
    07 July 2018
    06 July 2018
    30 June 2018
    29 June 2018
    03 June 2018
    02 June 2018
    01 June 2018
    26 May 2018
    25 May 2018
    19 May 2018
    18 May 2018
    12 May 2018
    11 May 2018
    05 May 2018
    04 May 2018
    28 April 2018
    27 April 2018
    22 April 2018
    21 April 2018
    20 April 2018
    14 April 2018
    13 April 2018
    07 April 2018
    06 April 2018
    01 April 2018
    31 March 2018
    30 March 2018
    24 March 2018
    23 March 2018
    18 March 2018
    17 March 2018
    16 March 2018
    10 March 2018
    09 March 2018
    03 March 2018
    02 March 2018
    24 February 2018
    23 February 2018
    17 February 2018

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts
    • Lions (Q)
    • Jaguares (wc)
    • Sharks (wc)
    • Stormers
    • Bulls

    Opinion Poll

    Who will win the 2018 Rugby Championships?

    Can you name the top Super Rugby tryscorers of all-time?

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.