WATCH: Everyone is talking about this sublime and ridiculous one

WATCH: Everyone is talking about this sublime and ridiculous one

'The All Blacks defensively? They're the best in the world,' said Rowntree before this match.

Barrett left rugby fans all over the world in awe with this. Stunning. #NZLvBIL pic.twitter.com/6Zs1hIEE2E. — rugby (@theblitzdefence) June 24, 2017. Outrageous from Beauden Barrett. His kick rebounds off a leg, he runs back and scoops it up with one

'They've proved it at two World Cups. Very efficient, excellent lineout defence, particularly with Kieran Read back. The scrum, they've been in charge for quite some time now. Excellently coached by Mike Cron. Honest, too. Seriously, we've got our …

Captain Read an inspiration – Barrett

The group of non-playing Lions reserves who were passing a bag of Haribo around in the stands did not quite know how to react. The game was five minutes young and Beauden Barrett, providing the last line of defence, nonchalantly swooped to pick up a. The Lions stopped him. The fears were to be far from realised. Beauden Barrett did not carve them up. The most celebrated attacking fly-half on the planet produced what, for him, was quite possibly the most conservative game of his international career.
Lions tour: Classy Beauden Barrett excels as the All Blacks' fallback option

Lions tour: Classy Beauden Barrett excels as the All Blacks' fallback option

Cape Town – All Blacks pivot Beauden Barrett admitted to drawing inspiration from the performance of his captain, Kieran Read, during Saturday's win over the British and Irish Lions in Auckland. Read was in fine form in his side's 30-15 triumph as he …

“They kicked well and (we) expected it fully, for them to put up contestable kicks – for us outside backs, I thought we did pretty well”, he said. “We're not just a team that plays flashy rugby, we are a team that can get down and play. dirty rugby …

A defining day on New Zealand's North Island is likely to be shaped by just two men. Beauden Barrett and Owen Farrell, fly-halves in black and red respectively, will ultimately influence the first Test scoreboard more than any of their team-mates as …

AUCKLAND More than a few preconceptions were confounded in the first test between the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions on Saturday, not least the strengths and weaknesses of New Zealand flyhalf Beauden Barrett. The All Blacks rode to a 30-15. Perhaps not since the millennium loomed had there been a build-up quite like it. And while some sporting strays might have assumed Sky's countdown clock was ticking towards the start of qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the rest of us knew 'The …

Legendary New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter opens up on new challenges and insists he has 'no regrets' over quitting …

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen (left) alongside selector and former fly-half Grant Fox. Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via . Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger; Email; comment. 23 Jun, 2017. Tom HamiltonRugby Editor. Close. • Joined ESPN

Smith is as fast on his maths as he is at clearing the ball, which saw him set alight the first All Blacks with a try from an audacious quick tap. Metres from the line in the 18th minute and the scoreline 3-0, Smith swiftly tapped and spun a penalty …

The All Blacks are blessed with skills most Lions can only dream of and left the tourists awestruck

Beauden Barrett proved beyond doubt he's not human during a breathless opening ten minutes in the British and Irish Lions' opening Test match against New Zealand. New Zealand v Lions hits and misses: Barrett unplayable as All Blacks run riot.

The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported. If you continue to have issues please refer to our help section: http://tvnz.co.nz/tvnz-corporate-comms/feedback-form-4935039 – Refresh … . Beauden Barrett offers pace, energy and cross-kicking ability but if the Lions get on top of the All Blacks' tight five, he could be exposed. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via . Lions tour 2017 · Sportblog