Chiefs sign Southland prop Nick Barrett
October 25, 2013
Nick Barrett has signed for the Chiefs, joining Southland team-mates Robbie Robinson and Jamie Mackintosh at the two-time defending Super Rugby champions, after earning selection on Monday in the Maori All Blacks squad to tour North America.
The prop has been taken aback by both developments, as he has had an inconsistent season for Southland in the ITM Cup due to Achilles tendinitis and hamstring issues, and he hope to fast-track his development after injuries cruelled his hopes of game time during a two-year stint with the Crusaders.
"It's all happened all of a sudden, it's been an awesome week," Barrett told Fairfax Media.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Tom Hamilton talks to World Cup-winning captain John Smit about life after rugby, his fears over the South African exodus and the World Cup
The reopening of the openside debate, a dominant wolf-pack and a sublime performance in defeat - Monday Maul looks at the weekend's talking points
The latest Week in Pictures takes in the Rugby Championship alongside the best photographs from around the domestic game
Amy Perrett, the Australian referee who whistled the Women's Rugby World Cup final after handling only six Tests, talks to Jamie Lyall