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Jordie Barret under fire


Jordie Barrett comes under fire after massive error

Hurricanes and All Blacks fullback Jordie Barrett has received a lot of criticism on social media after a huge blunder in his team’s loss to the Jaguares in Wellington on Friday.

It is the first time that a team from outside New Zealand has won in Wellington since 2015, as the Argentinian outfit came away 28-20 victors.

Barrett started the game superbly, and his scything run through the heart of the Jaguares defence set up Vaea Fifita’s try in the opening minute of the match.

However, he made a huge error only ten minutes later, as he palmed the ball dead in goal after a kick through, as they often do in rugby league. This is illegal in union, and it cost his team a penalty try, and ten minutes in the sin bin.

This was an error that set the tone for the entire match, as the Hurricanes never gained the lead again. In the absence of Jordie’s brother Beauden, the backline failed to function all game. This was also down to the Jaguares pack, who competed ferociously at the breakdown and defended resolutely after conceding the early try.

However, Barrett’s mistake was fairly inexcusable, and many fans on Twitter could not believe that he would do something so fundamentally wrong.

This is how the fans have reacted:

As seen, many have been critical of Barrett’s erroneous performance as a whole. The 22-year-old did not have his greatest game, and it was marked by a number of errors throughout.

However, despite being rough around the edges, many realise that he is still young and has the potential to develop into a world class player. His run in the opening seconds of the match is an indication of what the 6ft 5 utility back can do, albeit it was not his night against the Jaguares.

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Jordie Barrett comes under fire after massive error
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