All Blacks Beauden Barrett is set to sign a deal with a new club after turning his back on the Hurricanes, according to the New Zealand Herald.
They’ve reported that Barrett, who has played eight seasons for the Hurricanes, is headed north to Auckland on a four-year deal, and the move will officially be announced this morning.
It is not yet known whether the new contract includes a rugby sabbatical like other big-name All Blacks contracts include.
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Barrett has spent his whole Super Rugby career at the Hurricanes.
He broke into provincial rugby for Taranaki (then a Hurricanes affiliate) in 2010 and made his Hurricanes debut a year later.
Barrett played 125 matches for the Hurricanes and scored 1238 points and starred in the Hurricanes’ title-winning season in 2016.