Barrett Brothers, First Trio For All Blacks In The World Cup

The trio will become the first trio of brothers to start.
01 Oct 2019 10:05
Barrett Brothers, First Trio For All Blacks In The World Cup
Beauden, Scott and Jordie Barrett. Souce: CNN International

A hugely proud moment for the Barrett family as the three brothers, Scott, Jordie and Beauden Barrett make their trio debut in the World Cup for New Zealand when the All Blacks take on Canada in their Pool B match at Oita Stadium on Wednesday.

The trio will become the first trio of brothers to start.

They are only the second trio of brothers to start in a World Cup match after the Tongan Vunipola brothers, after Tonga’s Fe’ao, Elisi and Manu Vunipola against Scotland achieved the feat in 1995.

“I never really thought we’d be here,” said lock Scott.

“In the backyard it would be a joke and you’d say, ‘He’s got to kick to win the World Cup’.

“You would create scenarios like that and, you’d sort of joke and now you pinch yourself because we’re here right now.”

Full-back Beauden Barrett retains his place, as do his brother Scott in the second row, fly-half Richie Mo’unga and captain Kieran Read, the number eight. RWC 2019 news

“As siblings, as you grow older, I guess you go your own ways but it’s an awesome time for us to connect on tour all together and all be living the dream we once had to play for the All Blacks,” Beauden Barrett added.

Coach Steve Hansen makes 11 changes to the side that beat South Africa, with starts for centre Sonny Bill Williams and wing Rieko Ioane.

Rieko Ioane is recalled and handed a chance to shine on the All Blacks left wing, at 22 years and 197 days when he appears against the Canucks, Ioane is the youngest member of the All Blacks squad.

Jack Goodhue has returned from a hamstring injury that kept him out for almost two months and comes in as the centre.

New Zealand squad: 1. Atu Moli 2. Liam Coltman 3. Angus Ta’avao 4. Patrick Tuipulotu 5. Scott Barrett 6. Shannon Frizell 7. Matt Todd 8. Kieran Read (capt.) 9. TJ Perenara 10. Richie Mo’unga 11. Rieko Ioane 12. Sonny Bill Williams 13. Jack Goodhue 14. Jordie Barrett 15. Beauden Barrett 16. Codie Taylor 17. Ofa Tuungafasi 18. Nepo Laulala 19. Samuel Whitelock 20. Ardie Savea 21. Brad Weber 22. Ryan Crotty 23. Ben Smith

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