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The outragous Beauden Barrett stats


The outragous Beauden Barrett stats that took him beyond Dan Carter

New Zealand fans are no doubt still reflecting on Beauden Barrett’s outstanding Bledisloe Cup performance after a big win against Australia on Saturday.

Two-time World Rugby Player of the Year Barrett scored four tries as the All Blacks retained the trophy and the bragging rights in a 40-12 drubbing of the Wallabies at fortress Eden Park.

Match-winning performances are the norm for the 27-year-old speedster, but this Rugby Championship display was something extra special.

And so, using Opta data, we have picked out the most eye-catching statistics from Barrett’s four-try showing.


1 – Barrett is the only player to have recorded four tries in a Test match from fly-half.

2 – The New Zealand star became just the second player to score four tries against Australia, following South Africa’s Jongi Nokwe in 2008.

5 – The number of different All Blacks who have crossed for four tries in a Test match against tier-one opposition. Barrett became the 12th to do so against any opponent – and the first since 2011.

12 – Barrett’s four tries took him to 30 in 66 matches for New Zealand, placing him 12th on the all-time top try scorers list.

30 – The Hurricanes star’s points tally on Saturday was the second highest in Rugby Championship history, behind Morne Steyn’s 31 for South Africa against the All Blacks in 2009.

50 – Barrett took half as many Tests as Dan Carter to reach a joint-record 25 tries from fly-half. Carter needed 100 matches.

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The outragous Beauden Barrett stats that took him beyond Dan Carter