All Black flyhalf's post-World Cup destination revealed
NEWS: All Blacks and Hurricanes flyhalf Beauden Barrett will be leaving Wellington after this year’s World Cup.
According to the New Zealand Herald, Barrett and his wife, Hannah, are relocating to Auckland.
This will be good news for the Blues who are looking to sign the flyhalf from the Hurricanes.
No deal has been confirmed yet, but it is unlikely Barrett will commute between Wellington and Auckland to continue playing for John Plumtree’s side.
It was also earlier reported that Barrett could take both a non-playing and playing sabbatical as part of a four-year contract extension to stay in New Zealand.
Barrett could enjoy a lucrative spell in Japan, which means like Brodie Retallick, he could miss the next two Super Rugby seasons.
If Barrett does sign for the Blues, it could be a long time before he puts on a blue jersey.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Retallick will leave New Zealand at the end of the year and play two seasons in Japan’s Top League in 2020 and 2021, with an extended family break in between.
He will then return to rugby in New Zealand in May 2021 and play through to the end of the 2023 season.
Source: New Zealand Herald