Blues want another Barrett
NEWS: Jordie Barrett could be joining his brother, Beauden, at the Blues next season.
Beauden’s move from the Hurricanes to the Blues was confirmed after the flyhalf signed a new four-year deal with New Zealand Rugby.
And now the attention turns to his 22-year-old brother Jordie, who is also off contract at the end of the season.
According to the New Zealand Herald, the Blues and the Highlanders are interested in Jordie’s services.
The Blues will be looking for a replacement for talented fullback Melani Nanai who has signed for English club Worcester Warriors.
Meanwhile, the Highlanders are also in the market for a fullback with Ben Smith moving to France after the World Cup.
“He’s going through his contractual stuff at the moment,” Beauden said of Jordie on Friday. “I’m not too sure where that’s at. He’ll make a call when he’s ready.”
The brothers’ father, Kevin Barrett told Newstalk ZB: “Jordie has a tough decision to make, too. That was why he moved to the Hurricanes, to play with Beauden, so he has a tough couple of weeks ahead of him.”
Source: NZ Herald