Wonderkid: Jordie Barrett

As part of our build up to the U20 World Cup in Manchester, we take a look at some of the players set to make an impact. Next in the series is New Zealand's Jordie Barrett.

By Edward Kerr
6th June 2016
By Edward Kerr
6th June 2016

A precocious talent, and from a family whose name is synonymous with rugby, Jordie Barrett is the playmaking general in the midfield for the Baby Blacks.

Following in the footsteps of his rugby playing father Kevin, who amassed over 160 matches for Taranaki as well as appearing for the Hurricanes, and his brothers Beauden, Scott and Kane, the youngster is set to light up the U20 World Cup in Manchester, with more than a few Super Rugby eyes on him.

Barrett possesses a great all round game, running great lines, possessing a great offload and having a great boot, all of which he presented in a strong win for the Baby Blacks over their Australian counterparts in game one of the Oceania Championship. As with so many of the wonder kids we highlight, his talents are not only limited to rugby though, he is also great at cricket and golf.

His ability has been apparent from a young age, and Barrett will be knocking on the door for a spot at the 2019 World Cup in Japan, and given the quality he is showing at such a young age, who would bet against him nailing down the 12 shirt outside his older brother Beauden?

The Rugby Magazine

Filed under: Wonderkids, New Zealand
Written by: Edward Kerr
Follow: @edwardrkerr · @therugbymag

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