The Crusaders are pleased to confirm that captain Scott Barrett has re-signed with the Crusaders and New Zealand Rugby until 2025.
The 29-year-old lock debuted for the franchise in 2014 in an exhibition match against England. His first full cap for the Crusaders was in a 21-13 victory over the Blues, and is on his way to becoming one of the Crusaders most-capped players. He plays his 100th game for the team in Fiji against Fijian Drua on 11 March 2023.
He achieved All Blacks selection in 2016 against Ireland in Chicago and has gone on to win 59 caps and score 35 points. In 2017 he and brothers Beauden and Jordie made history when they were selected for the DHL New Zealand Lions Series, the first trio of brothers to be named in the same All Blacks squad.
Scott Robertson, Crusaders Head Coach, said “for club and country, Scott Barrett committing through until the end of 2025 is huge”.
“His experience, and the respect and mana he has in every team he plays for, makes him a massive asset,” Robertson said.
“He’s an incredible player with the skills of a coach, and he’s always thinking how things could be better, and has the ability to consistently make the right call.”
Catch Scott and the team take on Fijian Drua in Fiji for the first time live on Sky Sport Saturday 11 March.