There's another Barrett treading the path towards the Hurricanes.
Blake, a younger brother of Beauden, has been selected to attend a Hurricanes under-18 development camp in Feilding next week.
The Francis Douglas Memorial College first XV member is not the only player selected with family ties to Super Rugby.
Wellington's Ezekiel Sopoaga will also follow in the footsteps of his older brother Lima, while Vinny Guildford (Hawke's Bay) is a cousin of Zac. Ezekiel will be the third of the Sopoaga brothers to attend.
Three other Taranaki players were selected for the camp – Scott Mellow (FDMC), Jarvis Gotty (Stratford High School) and Lachlan Boshier (New Plymouth Boys' High School).
Hurricanes first five-eighth Beauden Barrett was proud of his younger brother.
"I remember going to the camp back in 2009 and it's a great experience," he said. "You learn plenty and play alongside some of the best, so I'm sure Blake will really enjoy next week."
In the Hurricanes squad, more than 20 players have come through the Hurricanes under-18 development programme.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for these younger guys to experience the on and off-the-field work required as a professional rugby player and learn from the best in our region," Hurricanes head coach Mark Hammett said.
Nominations from all nine provincial unions were sought before the camp selection was made.
The five-day camp begins on Monday.
A camp trial match will be played on Thursday at Feilding High School.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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