All Blacks and Hurricanes flyhalf has reminded the rugby world just why he is the reigning back-to-back World Player of the Year by pulling off this sublime piece of skill, pulling off a juggling intercept before throwing a no-look pass inside to Ngani Laumape.


With eyes in the back of his head, Barrett anticipates the support line of Laumape and releases a back-hand flick only moments after gathering the ball. He had to sprint 20-metres off the lineout to get a tip on the ball as the Blues tried to link with the midfield following a messy ball off the top.

The try was Laumape’s fourth of the night, as he became just the seventh player in Super Rugby history to score four in a game. He is the second Hurricane to join that list this season, his teammate Ben Lam achieved the feat against the Rebels earlier in the year.

Analysis: Welcome to the Laumape show

The Hurricanes scored five other tries from their own set-piece, including one from Barrett, to beat the Blues 42-24 in Wellington and retain fourth spot on the ladder.

They will travel to Hamilton to play the Chiefs in a match with a home quarter-final at stake while the Blues will finish their season against the minor premiers Crusaders in Christchurch.

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