Beauden John Barrett is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays in the first five-eighth position (Fly-Half) for Taranaki and the Auckland based Super Rugby side, the Blues, and for New Zealand's national team the All Blacks. He was a key member of the 2015 Rugby World Cup winning team. Barrett also plays fullback and wing as demonstrated with Taranaki and the All Blacks. Barrett won the World Rugby Player of the Year award in 2016 and 2017, has also been a nominee for the award in 2018, and is only the second player to win the award in back-to-back years, after former teammate Richie McCaw.