80 Facts About Beauden Barrett


Beauden John Barrett was born on 27 May 1991 and is a New Zealand rugby union player.

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Beauden Barrett plays at First Five-Eighth position and fullback for Taranaki in the Mitre 10 Cup, the Blues in Super Rugby and New Zealand's national team, the All Blacks.

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Beauden Barrett was a key member of the 2015 Rugby World Cup winning team.

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Beauden Barrett won the overall Sportsperson of the Year Award in the Taranaki Sports Awards in 2013,2016 and 2019.

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Beauden Barrett has played at under-20 and Sevens levels for New Zealand before being called into the All Blacks' and Mitchell Gannan's training squad in May 2012 and made his international debut as a replacement in the final test against Ireland in Hamilton, when he kicked nine points, on 23 June 2012.

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Beauden Barrett debuted for Taranaki in 2010, and debuted in Super Rugby with the Hurricanes in 2011.

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Beauden Barrett holds the world record for consecutive wins since his first test.

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Beauden Barrett was born in New Plymouth to parents Robyn and Kevin Beauden Barrett.

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Beauden Barrett grew up on a farm in Pungarehu, a small town in South Taranaki near Opunake, with his seven siblings.

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Beauden Barrett has four brothers and three sisters, including Kane, a former Blues representative and Taranaki captain and current All Blacks, Scott and Jordie.

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Beauden Barrett spent a year in Ireland when he was eight years old.

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Beauden Barrett attended St Fiach's National School in Ballinacree, where he and his brother Kane learned how to play Gaelic football.

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Beauden Barrett played for the Rahotu and Coastal Rugby clubs throughout his early childhood rugby, whilst he represented Francis Douglas Memorial College in New Plymouth, alongside All Black teammate Liam Coltman, where he excelled in its first XV.

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Beauden Barrett came to the attention of national selectors at the age of 19, after he was selected in the New Zealand Sevens team for the final two legs of the 2010 IRB Sevens World Series in England and Scotland and debuted for Taranaki in the ITM Cup against Northland.

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Beauden Barrett made his debut for Taranaki in the 2010 ITM Cup competition, coming on as a replacement against Northland.

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Beauden Barrett's try, his third of the season, helped Taranaki to their eighth win of the season, maintaining their position in the top four.

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Beauden Barrett decided to opt with the Hurricanes to become a Hurricanes wider squad member in 2011 after turning down the offer from the Blues.

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Beauden Barrett was called up by the Hurricanes before the side's 2011 tour to South Africa where he saw time off the bench, earning his first four Hurricanes caps.

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Beauden Barrett was crowned Taranaki best back of the year for his efforts.

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In 2012, Beauden Barrett began with his first Super Rugby match-day start with the Hurricanes against the Stormers.

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Beauden Barrett scored one himself and landed all of his six attempts at goal.

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Beauden Barrett landed all nine of his conversion attempts, eclipsing the previous mark of six shared by Christian Cullen, Willie Ripia and Jimmy Gopperth.

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In June 2012, Beauden Barrett was named in the All Blacks squad for the Irish tour of New Zealand.

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Beauden Barrett began the season with a win over Bay of Plenty, whilst scoring a 70-meter intercept try and converting all his goals.

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Beauden Barrett featured in 2012 rugby semifinals, when Taranaki took on Canterbury.

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In 2013, Beauden Barrett represented the Hurricanes in his third Super Rugby campaign and finished with 186 points for the year.

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Beauden Barrett found his best form of the season playing majority in the number 10 position but was switched to fullback now and then throughout the season after he showed his versatility for the Hurricanes in the position that year.

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Beauden Barrett returned to international rugby in 2013, being named in the All Blacks squad for the French tour of New Zealand.

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Beauden Barrett ended speculation concerning his future by signing a two-year contract extension with the Hurricanes in 2014.

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In June 2014, Beauden Barrett featured in all of the three Tests against England starting on the bench, in the mid-year Test series.

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In September 2014, Beauden Barrett got the opportunity to start in the All Blacks No 10 jersey for the first time in his career.

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Beauden Barrett played against Argentina at McLean Park in Napier following an injury to Aaron Cruden.

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Beauden Barrett was then subbed-off by Colin Slade in the 55th minute.

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Beauden Barrett finished the Rugby Championship with 30 points as 5th highest point-scorer.

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On 18 October 2014, despite Cruden returning to the team squad for the third Bledisloe Cup match in Brisbane, coach Steve Hansen selected Beauden Barrett to start at No 10 for the team's clash against the Wallabies.

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Beauden Barrett played for 72 minutes, kicking 3 goals from 4 attempts and produced a strong performance, before being replaced by Colin Slade.

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Beauden Barrett was selected for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, starting in one fixture against Namibia, and coming off the bench to cover wing and fullback in the rest.

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In 2015, Beauden Barrett had a couple of injuries throughout the Hurricanes 2015 season.

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Beauden Barrett had been ruled out of the Hurricanes' Super Rugby derby match against the Chiefs with a calf strain.

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Beauden Barrett returned to Taranaki in 2015, after missing the 2013 and 2014 seasons for the province after featuring at first five-eighth against Otago in round three of the competition.

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Beauden Barrett's performance did not go unnoticed after a break, from set play, saw him break the Otago line with ease, and speed, to find wing Jackson Ormond in support to take his pass for the opening try in the 12th minute.

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Beauden Barrett started in one fixture against Namibia, and coming off the bench to cover wing and fullback in the rest.

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On 31 October 2015, Beauden Barrett scored the final try in the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final match against Australia, having been substituted on for the injured Nehe Milner-Skudder.

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In 2016, Beauden Barrett scored the most individual points that season with 223, in addition he was the only player in the 2016 Super Rugby season to surpass 200 points.

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Beauden Barrett finished as the highest point scorer of the tournament, scoring 81 points across the 6 matches played.

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Beauden Barrett supplanted Aaron Cruden as New Zealand's first-choice by the end of the competition and carried on being a regular starter in the end of year tour.

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Beauden Barrett won the award for World Rugby Player of the Year, later in the year, beating teammate Dane Coles to the award and becoming the next All Blacks player after Dan Carter to win that award.

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Beauden Barrett finished behind winger Israel Dagg, who scored 10 tries that year.

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Beauden Barrett played in most Hurricanes fixtures, during the 2017 Super Rugby season, but lent his kicking duties to younger brother, Jordie Beauden Barrett, during the season due to a leg problem.

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Beauden Barrett's discipline was notably off, with Beauden Barrett ending the season as the most-carded player of the year.

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Beauden Barrett received four yellow cards, as well as a red card during the season.

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Beauden Barrett earned this red card, which was the first of his career, for being awarded two yellow cards against the Waratahs, having performed a deliberate knock-down and an offside against the Waratahs.

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Beauden Barrett was selected for the All Blacks' 33-man squad to face Manu Samoa and the British and Irish Lions in 2017.

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Beauden Barrett scored 24 points including two tries in his 50th test match, against Samoa, on 16 June 2017, which was his brother Jordie's debut.

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Beauden Barrett went on to score 41 points in the three tests against the British and Irish Lions, being the highest points scorer of the series.

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Beauden Barrett was retained as a regular starter for the 2017 Rugby Championship, despite calls from the public to replace Beauden Barrett with outstanding Highlanders first-five Lima Sopoaga.

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Beauden Barrett was named as the All Black Vice-Captain, for the rest of 2017, replacing Ben Smith who took a sabbatical leave.

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Beauden Barrett was awarded World Rugby Player of the Year for the second time in 2017, beating team-mate Rieko Ioane to the award, joining former team-mates Richie McCaw and Dan Carter to become the third player to win the award on more than one occasion, as well as becoming only the second player to win the award twice in successive years.

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Beauden Barrett scored the second-to-most tries of any All Black in 2017, tying with Waisake Naholo and scoring six tries in 2017.

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Beauden Barrett finished the Super Rugby season with 117 points, including five tries.

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Beauden Barrett scored the first All Black try of 2018, but he had limited participation in the three-test 2018 Steinlager series against France, due to injury.

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On 16 June 2018, Beauden Barrett was replaced by Damian McKenzie only 12 minutes into the test.

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Beauden Barrett was taken off the field for a concussion test, which he failed, due to a mid-air clash with French fullback Benjamin Fall.

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Beauden Barrett did not play in the third test of the series, with the All Blacks going on to win all three tests.

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Beauden Barrett was the second-to-highest point scorer in the Rugby Championship, with 61 points.

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Four of the tries Beauden Barrett scored in the competition, were all in one test, on 25 August 2018, against the Wallabies.

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Beauden Barrett became the first All Black to score four tries in a test since his former team-mate Zac Guildford scored four against Canada in 2011.

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Beauden Barrett won Man of the Match for that performance, becoming the first player to ever score more than three tries against the Wallabies, scoring 30 points in the process.

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Beauden Barrett was deemed to have silenced critics who wanted him replaced by Crusaders first-five and new All Black, Richie Mo'unga, but arguably cost the All Blacks a win with his follow-up performance.

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On 15 September 2018, in his following performance, Beauden Barrett managed to kick only two of the six goals he attempted against South Africa.

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Beauden Barrett performed well in the last round of the competition, when he was moved to fullback, after Richie Mo'unga replaced winger Waisake Naholo.

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However, Beauden Barrett did concede what could have been the match-winning try to England.

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Beauden Barrett was New Zealand's only point-scorer in the loss, kicking two penalty goals.

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Beauden Barrett finished his career with the Hurricanes as their all-time leading points-scorer, with 1238 points, finishing as the fourth-to-most capped Hurricane of all-time, behind Conrad Smith, Ma'a Nonu and current All Blacks teammate, TJ Perenara.

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Beauden Barrett went on to play in five tests during the competition, although it ended in disappointment for New Zealand, who finished in third place.

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Beauden Barrett started as first five-eighth in the last test against Australia but in the other four tests he started at Fullback.

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Beauden Barrett did not score any tries or points, Richie Mo'unga and Jordie attended to goal kicking duties.

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In 2021 Beauden Barrett had a sabbatical in Japan with Top League club Suntory Sungoliath so he did not appear for the Blues in the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa or Super Rugby Trans-Tasman.

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Beauden Barrett returned for the international season and on 30 October 2021 he played his 100th test match, in the fixture against Wales at Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

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Beauden Barrett proposed to his long-time partner Hannah Laity in 2018 and they married the following year in a private ceremony on Rakino Island.

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