Blues to counter Jordie Barrett threat

Blues to counter Jordie Barrett threat

By Semi Turaga
Saturday 03/04/2021
Blues vs Hurricanes clash last year. [image: Ultimate Rugby]

Jordie Barrett - he is the player the Blues have done plenty of homework on during the week.

The Hurricanes fullback is coming off a Super Rugby Aotearoa point-scoring record of 30 points against the Highlanders last week.

Barrett is a triple threat player from the back with the ability to kick the ball deep, counterattack or set up his exciting wing partners.

But the Blues will have to be careful not to forget about wings Salesi Rayasi or Julian Savea who are also no strangers to crossing the try-line.

One Blues player to look out for is Rieko Ioane who has beaten 10 defenders within his own half so far in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

This is more than twice as many as the Hurricanes best Salesi Rayasi with four.

The Blues face the Hurricanes at 6.05 tonight.

Last night, the Highlanders upset the Crusaders 33-12 in Christchurch, outplaying the Super Rugby Aotearoa champions in a dominant second half.

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