There’s no arguing the skills and flair of Beauden Barrett and his position as one of the best playmakers in modern rugby, and he’s coming up on yet another key milestone this weekend when he runs out in search of his 1,000th point in Super Rugby.
Barrett is currently two points shy of the milestone figure, and would become just the fourth player in the history of the competition to achieve this. The most impressive part - if he manages to reach the feat at any point this season, he will become the youngest player in Super Rugby history to rack up 1,000 points.
Should Barrett pick up the necessary two points required to break the four-figure threshold when the Hurricanes open their season against the Bulls in Round 2, he will be just 26 years and 274 days old when he sets the record. Morne Steyn, who scored his 1,000 points at the age of 27 years and 236 days, is the current record holder.
It seems all but assured that Barrett will become the fourth player in Super Rugby history to score 1,000 points. The Hurricanes playmaker has finished with 200+ points in two of his last four campaigns thanks to a busy time with the boot and despite sharing the goalkicking responsibilities in 2017 he still managed a healthy total.