Rugby World Cup 2019: Jordie Barrett recommits to All Blacks for three years

All Blacks utility back Jordie Barrett has extended his contract with New Zealand Rugby through until 2022.

The 22-year old has played 10 test for the All Blacks since making his debut against Samoa in 2017, along with 48 games with the Hurricanes. 

His new deal sees him contracted to the Hurricanes until 2022, although there is a clause in his contract after the 2020 season which allows him to change franchises he wants too as he would love to play alongside his brothers, Scott and Beauden. 

Jordie Barrett said staying in New Zealand was a no brainer. 

"There is a really good mix of youth as well as experienced leaders in the Hurricanes squad and I feel like this is the best place to develop my game," Barrett said.

"Staying in New Zealand rugby is really important to me. I'm enjoying playing alongside my mates, and I've got further aspirations and goals I want to reach while I'm playing in New Zealand."

Barrett had been linked with moves to the Blues, where earlier this month Beauden signed for, the Crusaders, where Scott plays, and also the Highlanders who are after a fullback following the departure of Ben Smith to France. 

Plumtree was delighted Barrett had made the decision to stay at the club for the 2020 campaign. 

"He is obviously a really key individual in our squad, and we are really looking forward to growing his game even further in our environment," he said.

"We want to really develop Jordie as a leader, and he will be a key driver in our team for the next three seasons. He is going to play a big role on and off the field for us."

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said Jordie was an outstanding player, who had grabbed his opportunities with the national side with both hands.

"He has a big future in the game and we look forward to seeing his career grow over the next few years," he said. 


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