Jordie Barrett commits to Hurricanes for 2022
All Blacks outside back Jordie Barrett has decided to remain at the Hurricanes for the 2022 Super Rugby season.
Barrett, who debuted for the Hurricanes in 2017, had previously only committed for 2021, with the option in his contract to move to another Super Rugby franchise.
There had been speculation he could move to the Blues to join his brother Beauden.
That option, however, has not been exercised and Barrett will add to his 74 Hurricanes matches next season.
Barrett’s retention is positive news and adds another key piece to a roster which continues to gain strength and experience. In addition to the return of the club’s most-capped player and joint all-time top try scorer, TJ Perenara, former All Blacks Owen Franks and Dom Bird will also join the ranks in 2022.
Head Coach Jason Holland was delighted to retain the services of one of his most important players.
“Jordie is an incredibly influential part of the Hurricanes. Off the field he has developed to be one of our key leaders and on the field his skill set is plain for all to see,” he said.
“Most importantly he is a quality young man with great standards and values which rubs off on all of us in our environment.”
Meanwhile the Highlanders have included lock Pari Park Parkinson and winger Jona Nareki in their starting lineup for Saturday’s super rugby trans Tasman final against the Blues in Auckland.
The pair were both under injury clouds but have been declared fit to play.
The match will be co-captain Ash Dixon’s 100th game for the Highlanders.
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