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Beauden Barrett to stick with Hurricanes in Super Rugby

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand - All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett has resolved a tug-of-war between two New Zealand Super Rugby teams by re-signing for two years with the Wellington-based Hurricanes.

The Auckland-based Blues also sought to sign the 23-year-old Barrett, who has played 52 times for the Hurricanes and scoring a club-record 209 points this season.

Barrett came close to leaving the Hurricanes for the Blues last season, but said Thursday he was eager to stay in Wellington and play next season under new head coach Chris Boyd. Boyd coached Barrett in the New Zealand Under-20 team.

Barrett said while the Hurricanes' form had been "up and down" this season "I feel as a team we have improved in what has been a really tight competition."

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