23rd October 04:36 PM
Former All Black Dan Carter backs Beauden Barrett in first-five debate
By Semi Turaga
Thursday 09/08/2018
Dan Carter, Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo’unga

Dan Carter believes Beauden Barrett is still the best in the fly‑half position for the All Blacks, despite stiff competition from Richie Mo’unga.

Mo’unga has been in sparkling form, guiding the Crusaders to a ninth Super Rugby title, prompting many to suggest it was time he was given a shot at the All Black number ten jersey.

While Carter paid tribute to Mo’unga’s ‘fantastic season’, the three‑time World Player of the Year believes Barrett’s experience and leadership still gives him the edge.

Barrett is the current holder of back‑to‑back World Rugby Player of the Year crowns.

But it is Mo’unga who has stolen the limelight in Super Rugby this season, with Barrett’s form slightly underwhelming.

The Wallabies will meet the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup opener at 10.05pm next Saturday.

[Source: Planet Rugby]

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