Beauden Barrett will remain with the Hurricanes for the 2014 Super Rugby season after he confirmed via Twitter that he had "unfinished business" with the Wellington based franchise.
The Canes were locked in a two way tussle with the Blues for 'Beaudys' prized signature, not the first time that the capital had to ward off overtures from New Zealand's biggest rugby region. In 2010 Barrett signed a development contract with the Hurricanes, turning down the other franchise that was chasing him at the time, the Blues.
Barrett made his Super Rugby debut against the Cheetahs in 2011, a year after running out for the first time in Taranaki colours - where his father Kevin played 167 matches for the amber and blacks.
Unlike his father, Barrett tasted Ranfurly Shield success when Taranaki defeated Southland, and in 2012 he broke the Hurricanes long standing point's record of 157 points for the season (notched by Jon Preston), scoring 197.
In June of 2012 Barrett would make his Test debut off the bench for the All Blacks against Ireland.
Now established as the third ranked first five-eighth in New Zealand Rugby, Barrett has played eight Tests, and will likely crack the half century for the Hurricanes during the 2014 Super Rugby campaign.
The Blues, who were chasing Barrett to be the senior man amongst playmakers Chris Noakes and Baden Kerr, will now likely turn their full attention to Benji Marshall, who is still to be confirmed as an official signing by the three-time champions.