WATCH: The man the Lions need to fear

The 2017 British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand begins in 37 days. A week removed from the squad announcement, debates are still raging as to who should have been picked and who was fortunate to earn the call up. With the Lions squad announcement taking the headlines, many of the performances of potential All-Blacks have gone largely unnoticed.

Beauden Barrett has emerged from the shadows since Dan Carter’s retirement as a genuine superstar. He was the World Player of the Year for 2016 in what was a milestone 12 months for the Hurricanes man. He helped his side to their first ever Super Rugby Championship whilst also nailing down the number 10 jersey for the All-Blacks.

He will certainly be the fly half for New Zealand when the Lions travel their in June. The Lions will not stand a chance if they cannot nail down the 25-year-old who is only getting better. Some have already compared him to Carter, which after some of his performance for club and country don’t seem so outrageous.

His 20 year old brother Jordie may also feature this summer, as if one Barrett wasn’t enough to scare the Lions.

Please accept YouTube cookies to play this video. By accepting you will be accessing content from YouTube, a service provided by an external third party.

YouTube privacy policy

If you accept this notice, your choice will be saved and the page will refresh.


Social Sharing

Posted in

Hayes penalty wins Munster Senior Cup treble for Young Munster

Young Munster 27 Nenagh Ormond 24 By Tom Clancy at Thomond Park Young Munster sealed a hat-trick of ...
Read More

Peter O’Mahony Munster’s sole starter in Ireland’s Grand Slam bid

Peter O'Mahony is Munster's sole starter in the side seeking a Grand Slam with Conor Murray dropping to ...
Read More

Munster confirm contract extensions for duo as another departs the province

Hurley will join the previously confirmed Patrick Campbell in progressing from the Academy to the senior squad ahead ...
Read More

Munster Rugby unveil Limerick Centre of Excellence plans

The province is already progressing with a Centre of Excellence in Musgrave Park with work to commence later ...
Read More

Ringrose and Henderson ruled out for England clash with doubts over Sheehan, Kelleher and Doris

There have been a pair of players drafted into the squad for the final round game after a ...
Read More

HIGHLIGHTS | Ireland outlast Scotland in titanic Six Nations clash

Ireland can secure a first-ever Grand Slam in Dublin this Saturday when they welcome England to the Aviva. ...
Read More

Murray and O’Mahony named from the start for Six Nations meeting with Scotland

Ireland will be seeking to continue their Grand Slam bid in Murrayfield after already seeing off Wales, France ...
Read More

Munster trio named from the start for Irish U20s ahead of Scotland trip

The UL Bohemians man gets his first start of the championship as he is one of three Munster ...
Read More