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Kane Sinclair Barrett (born 16 April 1990) is a retired New Zealand rugby union footballer.[2] As former captain, domestically he represented Taranaki in the ITM Cup. Barrett made his Taranaki debut in 2010 and his strong performances saw him named in the Blues squad for the 2013 and 2014 Super Rugby seasons. He had international experience as well with the New Zealand Secondary Schools side.

Kane Barrett
Full nameKane Sinclair Barrett
Date of birth (1990-04-16) 16 April 1990 (age 29)
Place of birthNew Plymouth, New Zealand
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight111 kg (17 st 7 lb; 245 lb)
SchoolFrancis Douglas Memorial College
Notable relative(s)Beauden Barrett
Jordie Barrett
Scott Barrett (brothers)[1]
Occupation(s)Dairy farmer
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock, Flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2014 Taranaki 25 (10)
2013–2014 Blues 3 (0)
Correct as of 5 May 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–2008 New Zealand Schools (0)
Correct as of 5 May 2018

Early lifeEdit

Barrett was born on 16 April 1990 in New Plymouth. He grew up on the farm in Pungarehu, Taranaki. He has three sisters and four brothers, including current Hurricanes and All Blacks fly-half Beauden and Crusaders lock Scott.[3] He attended Francis Douglas Memorial College in New Plymouth and played for the local Coastal Rugby Club. Barrett's father Kevin Barrett made 15 appearances for the Hurricanes during the 1997 and 1998 seasons and played 167 first-class matches for Taranaki.

Domestic careerEdit

ITM CupEdit

Aged only 20, Barrett played his first game for Taranaki in their 25-15 win over Otago, coming off the bench in the second half to join his younger brother, Beauden. He made a further five appearances.

Super RugbyEdit

In September 2012 it was announced that he would join the Blues for the 2013 Super Rugby season and he made his debut against the Bulls in Round 3, playing 71 minutes of a 21-28 loss at Eden Park.[4]

International careerEdit

Barrett was selected in the New Zealand Secondary Schools side in 2008, he then made the side for a second year in 2009, and was named captain.[5] With the New Zealand Under 20s he had only just missed selection for the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship held in Argentina.[6] Barrett was also known in sevens after making Gordon Tietjens' squad to prepare for the Wellington Sevens, but again was unsuccessful.[7]

Barrett retired from rugby in 2014 after suffering from concussion.


  1. ^ Rattue, Chris (24 October 2016). "All Blacks: 12 things you need to know about the amazing Barrett boys". New Zealand Herald. NMZE. Publishing Ltd. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Kane Barrett". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Test debut leaves Barrett delighted, relieved". Taranaki Daily News. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Blues sign four new players". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Kane has schools captaincy in sights". Stuff. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Taranaki pair in World Cup rugby squad". Stuff. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Taranaki sevens players elevated to Tietjens' squad". 10 January 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2013.

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