Jordie Barrett confirmed his commitment to the Hurricanes for the 2021 season. The news comes as the Wellington-based Super Rugby team prepares to play its last game of the year at home against the Chiefs at Sky Stadium on Saturday.
With four consecutive victories, including a 34-32 victory against Crusaders in Christchurch, Hurricanes remains a top contender for this year’s title.
Head coach Jason Holland says Barrett has been crucial to that success.
“Jordie has become an integral part of this Hurricanes roster. Off the field, she has great respect and has an excellent vision of how we play. On the field, she has taken her game to the highest level and has prospered thanks to the added responsibility she has been given this season. “
Since his 2017 debut, Barrett has played 57 games for Hurricanes, scoring 343 points in his 15 tries, 71 conversions and 42 penalties.
Hurricanes Director General of Rugby Ben Castle says it’s great to retain the 23-year-old.
“Players will have options in their contract, that is the nature of the professional rugby world we are in. The club has great respect for Jordie as a person and a player and we are delighted that he has chosen to stay in Wellington in 2021.” “