Jordie Barrett will stay with the Hurricanes for one more season. The news came after Blues CEO Andrew Hore revealed that they had no intention of going after Barrett to join his older brother Beauden in 2022, virtually confirming that Jordie would remain with the Wellington franchise to which he joined in 2017.
While Jordie Barrett, 24, has a contract with NZ Rugby until next year, his previous deal with the Hurricanes expired at the end of the Trans-Tasman Super Rugby.
Hurricanes coach Jason Holland has already indicated that he expects Jordie Barrett to re-commit to the franchise, along with captain and wing Ardie Savea.
Taranaki born and raised Jordie Barrett joined the Hurricanes in 2017 after a string of good performances for Canterbury. He turned down a request from Crusaders coach Scott Robertson to stay in Christchurch, and decided to move to Wellington and play alongside Beauden. His father, Kevin, also played for Hurricanes. Jordie made his debut with the All Blacks in late 2017.