Beauden Barrett signs new contract with .......



  • The NZRU and the Hurricanes through to 2019. A couple of French clubs were offering to make Beauden Barrett the best paid player in the world. But he ignored their cash to stay wearing the Black and Hurricanes Jerseys.
    Great words from Beauden. And great to think Hansen thinks BB can become an even better player.http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/83668407/live-beauden-barrett-resigns-with-nz-rugby
    Stoked that one of the best players in the world is staying with the Hurricanes and the All Blacks. Excellent work by Steve Tew.



  • Great example of a guy taking it to the next level - he was good previously, but this year he has been Bloody Good.
     
    Lot of raw talent, converted into consistency through the right attitude in the right systems.



  • :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:



  • Brilliant player and seems like a lovely young man as well. It's been an absolute pleasure watch him develop at the Canes.
    (Pat self on back) I did call him the next Dan Carter back in 2014 so his rise is no surprise to me whatsoever.



  • With Beauden Barrett playing First Five for ABs and Jordie Barrett looking the most exciting young talent in the Mitre 10 cup, who'd have thought Smiley Barrett's sperm would be so valuable to NZ Rugby.http://trfu.co.nz/trfu/centurions/kevin-barrett/



  • I am reminded of Sir JK saying BB should come to AK because his girlfriend would like the shopping, and by being the Blues 1st 5 he'd have a good chance of winning his first Super title which would mean he'd be first choice AB 1st 5.



  • I am reminded of Sir JK saying BB should come to AK because his girlfriend would like the shopping, and by being the Blues 1st 5 he'd have a good chance of winning his first Super title which would mean he'd be first choice AB 1st 5.

    When I look at Smiley and then I look at the Barrett boys I actually wonder how he managed to mate with himself - it's like they're all clones.



  • If they had human stud farms, Pappa Barrett would be the human version of Zabeel.



  • When I look at Smiley and then I look at the Barrett boys I actually wonder how he managed to mate with himself - it's like they're all clones.Strong genes. Does he have anymore? Preferably playing a different position from the first two



  • Strong genes. Does he have anymore? Preferably playing a different position from the first two

    Just a bunch of slow trundling forwards



  • Great news for the Canes. Next move Beauden is to get your brothers to move up this way!



  • This thread won't please Stargazer. At all.



  • :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:

    Put that thing away and pull yer pants up!



  • If this was China, Barrett senior would be let loose on all our top retiring female athletes.



  • So when is Sopoaga off contract? He'll do for some more "signing for the Blues" rumours.



  • Strong genes. Does he have anymore? Preferably playing a different position from the first two
    Are you forgeting Kane Barrett?



  • :good1: :good1: :good1:
     
    Hes really stepped up but only in the 2nd half of this year.In the first he was good but during the Welsh series and since he has been outstanding. In the 2015 final he was outplayed by Sopoaga. Now he has had MOTM performances right through. The big change has been his decision making. From why didn't be kick to always getting it right on. And improved kicking too.
     
    Something suddenly clicked for him.



  • :good1: :good1: :good1:
    Hes really stepped up but only in the 2nd half of this year.In the first he was good but during the Welsh series and since he has been outstanding. In the 2015 final he was outplayed by Sopoaga. Now he has had MOTM performances right through. The big change has been his decision making. From why didn't be kick to always getting it right on. And improved kicking too.
    "Something suddenly clicked for him."

    I sniff a conspiracy theory here.



  • Are you forgeting Kane Barrett?

    From the sounds of it Kane has been well and truly done in by concussion.



  • From the sounds of it Kane has been well and truly done in by concussion.
    Don't be a Taranaki lock...
    Craig Clarke
    James Broadhurst
    Riki Hoeata
    Kane Barrett
    All victims of concussion...



  • Seriously, you wonder what kind of offers he must have fielded? If I was a NH club paying up for a back right now you would have to think he would be at the very top of the list.



  • Seriously, you wonder what kind of offers he must have fielded? If I was a NH club paying up for a back right now you would have to think he would be at the very top of the list.

    They aboslutely love him in France so the offers would have been pretty mind blowing. Amazing that the ABs have created such a strong legacy and culture that it trumps a fucking massive pay check for so many players. I couldn't think of another sporting organisation anywhere that has achieved that.



  • They aboslutely love him in France so the offers would have been pretty mind blowing. Amazing that the ABs have created such a strong legacy and culture that it trumps a fucking massive pay check for so many players. I couldn't think of another sporting organisation anywhere that has achieved that.

    I hear it was the shopping in Wellington for his girlfriend that really won him over



  • I hear it was the shopping in Wellington for his girlfriend that really won him over

    David Jones opening was timely?



  • TopMan/TopShop coming soon aswell 😉



  • I hear it was the shopping in Wellington for his girlfriend that really won him over

    I was told she thought the office tower ground floor cafes on The Terrace were unreal, so imagine how happy she was when they pointed her to Lambton Quay.



  • Wait till she's checks out Johnsonville mall .



  • Wait till she's checks out Johnsonville mall .

    She will never leave the Porirua shopping mall.



  • Worst mall I've ever been to? Goldfields Mall in Thames. I swear you could get food poisoning just by LOOKING at the smorgasbord at the Chinese place in the so-called food court.



  • Worst mall I've ever been to? Goldfields Mall in Thames. I swear you could get food poisoning just by LOOKING at the smorgasbord at the Chinese place in the so-called food court.

    Thames has a mall ?????



  • Worst mall I've ever been to? Goldfields Mall in Thames. I swear you could get food poisoning just by LOOKING at the smorgasbord at the Chinese place in the so-called food court.

    I didn't know Thames had a mall either, it must be quite the shithole judging by this https://m.reddit.com/r/newzealand/comments/4le6g0/new_zealands_saddest_malls/



  • That's a mall? I always thought of it as a long corridor to the warehouse. Actually i do recall looking through the window into one of the smoke/engraving/ornament shops last time i was there.



  • It's called a mall, but half the shops are closed and the food court is as depressing as I made it sound above. South City Mall in Dunedin is a close second.
     
    I daresay Beauden Barrett would look down his nose at shopping at those joints (to make a weak attempt to bring this back on topic, seeing as I'm the one that took it off topic)



  • I didn't know Thames had a mall either, it must be quite the shithole judging by this https://m.reddit.com/r/newzealand/comments/4le6g0/new_zealands_saddest_malls/

    jegga......I'm not sure where you find this shit but I seriously think your time would be better spent wasting time on FB instead. Shall I send you a link ?



  • The Barrett-Barrett inside halves pairing. Now thats an exciting thought. Come to the Canes Jordie! Surely you would rather be in a backline that included your bro, Milner-Skudder, Perenara and the BUS over that out of sorts Crusaders backline. To be fair if Jordie doesnt sign for the Red and Blacks it could be the worst Crusaders backline ever when you look at the players theyve had in the past and the fact that Nemani Nadalo has left the building.
    Theyve got some serious signing to do otherwise this could be it next year:
    9. Mitchell Drummond 10. Richie Mo'unga 11. Digby Ioane 12. Ryan Crotty/ Jordie Barrett 13. Jack Goodhue/ Ryan Crotty 14. Jone Macelai 15. Israel Dagg.
    Canes will field: 9. TJ Perenara 10. Beauden Barrett 11. Julian Savea 12. Ngani Laumape/Vince Aso/Jordie Barrett 13. Matt Proctor 14. Nehe Milner Skudder 15. Peter Unaga Jensen / Jason Woodward



  • So a backline with two current All Blacks and a former Wallaby is their worst ever IF ( and that's a pretty big IF ) Barrett doesn't sign for them ?
     
    Did you not see their team of 1996 ?



  • Who was in their 1996 backline?? Anyway if the backline stays as it is it wouldn't fill me with too much confidence if I was a Crusaders fan. Youl need someone like Robbie Fruean to have a fully fit season to add a bit off punch. A shame as the forward pack is arguably the best in the comp.



  • The Barrett-Barrett inside halves pairing. Now thats an exciting thought. Come to the Canes Jordie! Surely you would rather be in a backline that included your bro, Milner-Skudder, Perenara and the BUS over that out of sorts Crusaders backline. To be fair if Jordie doesnt sign for the Red and Blacks it could be the worst Crusaders backline ever when you look at the players theyve had in the past and the fact that Nemani Nadalo has left the building.
    Theyve got some serious signing to do otherwise this could be it next year:
    9. Mitchell Drummond 10. Richie Mo'unga 11. Digby Ioane 12. Ryan Crotty/ Jordie Barrett 13. Jack Goodhue/ Ryan Crotty 14. Jone Macelai 15. Israel Dagg.

    So apart from Digby in for Nadolo, as you've pointed out, how is that much different to this season? Jordie comes in for Havili which many would call an upgrade. You could argue next year's backline is an improvement on this seasons.
     
    Strange post.



  • How is it a strange post? The Crusaders pretty much were solely dependant on Nadalo to get them over the gain line this year. Now he's gone there is no1 who stands out that will take up that role. The Nadalo switch with Ioane is a big difference. You are getting a player long past his best that will have very little impact for the position he is in at his age. He wont be running over players like Nadalo did, I can tell you that for free.
    By all means though keep that backline as it is, its done you wonders the last few years. 😂



  • Who was in their 1996 backline?? Anyway if the backline stays as it is it wouldn't fill me with too much confidence if I was a Crusaders fan. Youl need someone like Robbie Fruean to have a fully fit season to add a bit off punch. A shame as the forward pack is arguably the best in the comp.

    A lot of guys that contributed to them finishing last.
     
    Wurzels right that was a strange post.


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