All Blacks lock Scott Barrett has re-signed with the Crusaders and NZ Rugby until 2023.
Barrett, the second-eldest of the three professional rugby-playing Barrett brothers, is captain of the Crusaders and has become a key figure in New Zealand rugby in recent years.
The 26-year-old made his All Blacks debut in 2016 and has played 36 Tests, including featuring in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Awesome news... your captain Scott Barrett, has re-signed with the Crusaders and NZR until 2023! We wanted to let fans know this great news first!! pic.twitter.com/b9aPT6vFT6— Crusaders (@crusadersrugby) May 19, 2020
"Scott has already made an outstanding contribution to the team since making his debut back in 2016 and we know the best is yet to come," All Blacks coach Ian Foster said in a statement.
"It's really exciting for the future having him re-signed."
Barrett has played 72 games for the Crusaders since debuting in 2014 and will play a pivotal role in their side when the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition kicks off next month.