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.
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