Beauden Barret is one of the most famous All Blacks of the last decade. He has an incredibly successful rugby family, one of the best families in the history of the sport. So how big is that family?
How many brothers does Beauden Barrett have? Beauden Barrett has four brothers, with three of them, Kane, Scott and Jordie, also professional rugby players. Barrett also has three sisters, growing up in a sporting family.
Beauden Barrett was born in New Plymouth, the son of former Taranaki captain Kevin Barrett. The Barrett household was a very busy one, with Beauden having four brothers and three sisters in total. Three of those brothers are known for being professional rugby players as well as Barrett.
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Who are all the Barrett brothers?
Of the four Barrett’s who play professional rugby, Beauden is the second oldest and most successful. He has played over 100 times for the All Blacks, scoring a try in New Zealand’s 2015 World Cup Final victory. Beauden has also won a Super Rugby title, being man of the match in 2016 when the Hurricanes won the title.
Beauden has been named World Rugby Player of the Year twice. Known for his quickness and agility, he is still one of the best players in the world. Beauden is an international superstar and one of the greatest Rugby players of the last decade.
Despite being the oldest of the four professional rugby-playing Barrett brothers, Kane has had the least success in his career. He came up through the Taranaki side, the same side which his father captained and played for. Kane made his debut for the regional side at the age of 20, playing alongside Beauden in his debut.
Kane would play a couple more seasons for Taranaki and got attention from the Blues in Super Rugby, who had tried to sign his younger brother Beauden before approaching Kane. He would make his Super Rugby debut in Round 3 but only ended up playing three times for the Blues.
Sadly for Kane, his career was massively altered by concussion. In 2014 he was still feeling the long-term effects of concussion and so he retired from rugby, returning to New Zealand to become a Dairy Farmer, which is what the Barrett family did while the brothers were growing up.
Scott is certainly the biggest of the Barrett brothers, standing at 6ft 6in. Scott took a slightly different route into Rugby as his two older brothers. He gained Super Rugby attention due to playing for Francis Douglas Memorial College, the same college that his brothers went to as well as former All Blacks Conrad Smith and Liam Coltman.
Scott first started playing in the NPC for Canterbury, not joining Taranaki, the side his brothers and father played for. Scott immediately got attention from the Crusaders and he was drafted in to play in Super Rugby while the All Blacks players were away on international duty.
This helped Scott break into the Crusaders team in 2015 going forward. He would make his All-Black debut in 2016, benefitting from injuries to Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retallick to make his debut against Ireland in Chicago. Since then he has played 59 games for the All Blacks, scoring seven tries in that time.
He has also become the Crusaders captain, with the Crusaders winning the Super Rugby title in 2022 with Scott as captain. He was able to defeat his brother Beauden in the final who was the captain of the Blues. Scott also started in the successful 2017 and 2018 Super Rugby finals.
Jordie is the youngest of the Barrett brothers who play professional rugby. He began playing for Francis Douglas Memorial College before joining his brother Scott at Canterbury in the NPC. This gained him Super Rugby attention and being a Barrett meant he got plenty of offers to play in Super Rugby.
Jordie decided to join Beauden and signed with the Hurricanes. Jordie began playing at fullback for the Hurricanes, with his brother Beauden being the team’s fly-half. Jordie was quite quickly pushed into the All Blacks team, making his international debut in 2017 at the age of 20, making his debut in the same game Beauden was celebrating his 50th All Blacks cap.
Jordie scored a try against the British and Irish Lions later in 2017 and has since become an All Blacks regular. One of the things that makes Jordie special is his ability to play pretty much wherever in the backline. We have seen Jordie play at fly-half, full-back, inside centre and on the wing for the All Blacks.
At 6ft 5in he is a very difficult man to shift, playing excellently at number 12 as it is not easy to tackle Jordie. At just 25 years old, Jordie could become another All-Black legend, having already played 46 times for his country, scoring 18 tries in that time including three in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Are the Barrett Brothers triplets?
The All Blacks are able to boast three players all coming from the same family. Particularly over the last couple of years, we have seen Jordie, Beauden and Scott Barrett all playing for the All Blacks at the same time. The Beauden Brothers are an incredible sight in rugby.
The Barrett brothers are not triplets. Beauden is the oldest of the trio at 31 years old. Lock Scott is the second oldest out of the three of them, being 29 years old at the time of writing (Jan 2023). Jordie is the youngest out of the trio, 25 years old and with a lot more rugby ahead of him than his brothers.
There is also another, lesser-known Barrett brother who played rugby. Kane Barrett is actually older than Beauden, Scott and Jordie, playing rugby first out of the brothers. He actually had to retire from playing rugby at the age of 24, due to struggling with concussions in his early career.