Wales have little to fear from Beauden Barrett. Have a look...
By Rugby Onslaught

Wales have little to fear from Beauden Barrett. Have a look…

“Ahead of his 100th test as an All Black, enjoy a look back at some of Beauden Barrett’s best moments in the black jersey.”

That’s what we’re told to do by New Zealand Rugby, but in fact most of his tries are run ins and he just really a kick and sprint merchant.

The RO Investigation Unit has been tasked with watching this video and we can reveal 87 per cent of the tries are technically ‘kack’ and the other 32 per cent are only okay. It’s called maths people.

Barrett will be playing his eighth Test against the Welsh in a stellar career which began back in 2012 and he becomes the All Blacks’ 11th Test centurion.

All Blacks Head Coach Ian Foster said: “It’s a very special time for Beauden and his family and it’s also a special time for this team and its legacy. He’s a big part of this team, he’s a key leader, he’s captained the All Blacks, he’s vice captain on this tour and he’s an influencer on and off the park. I can’t speak more highly about his contribution as a person to the black jersey. The chance to play his 100th Test at this stadium against Wales is really special.”

The matchday 23 reads as follows:

Joe Moody (54)
Codie Taylor (64)
Nepo Laulala (37)
Brodie Retallick (89)
Samuel Whitelock (128) – captain
Ethan Blackadder (7)
Dalton Papalii (10)
Ardie Savea (56)
TJ Perenara (76)
Beauden Barrett (99)
Rieko Ioane (44)
David Havili (11)
Anton Lienert-Brown (54)
Will Jordan (10)
Jordie Barrett (32)
Samisoni Taukei’aho (7)
Karl Tu’inukuafe (23)
Tyrel Lomax (11)
Tupou Vaa’i (8)
Akira Ioane (10)
Brad Weber (14)
Richie Mo’unga (28)
Sevu Reece (14)

Foster said: “It’s exciting to be back here in the North, albeit in very different circumstances. The All Blacks have always loved touring North, these Test matches are a big part of our history as a rugby team and it’s been three years since we played in Europe, so there’s a real sense of excitement. What a better place to start than at a packed-out stadium here in Cardiff.