Beauden John Barrett is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays in the fly-half position for Taranaki and the Wellington based Super Rugby side, the Hurricanes, 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. In 2016 and 2017, he won the World Rugby Player of the Year award, and is only the second player to win the award in back-to-back years. He is considered by many to be the best currently-active rugby player in the world.