WATCH: Astonishing Rugby Wizardry From All Blacks Star Beauden Barrett

WATCH: Astonishing Rugby Wizardry From All Blacks Star Beauden Barrett
12:40, 07 Jul 2018

A moment of magic from Beauden Barrett lit up today's game between the Hurricanes and the Blues in Super 12 today.

The talented New Zealander somehow retained the ball after going for an interception, almost appearing to make the ball float in the air before regathering it.

He then flipped out a backhanded pass to Ngani Laumape who sprinted to the tryline to complete the score. Laumpae ran in four tries altogether 

Hurricanes won 42-24 at the Westpac Stadium, the perfect way to bounce back from a defeat against the Brumbies last weekend. 

Enjoy the wizardry of this try - you might want to see it a few times to appreciate what exactly happened. It's a superb piece of skill, especially when you consider the pace he was running.

Twenty-seven-year-old Barret is a two-time winner of the World Rugby Player of the Year Award and plays fly-half for the All Blacks.

After starting his career with Taranaki he joined Hurricanes in 2011 for whom he has made more than 100 appearances. He represented New Zealand at under 20 level five times before progressing to the senior squad and is widely regarded as one of the best players on the planet.

In 2016 he scored 223 points as well as being named Man of the Match in the Super Rugby final. 

As an eight-year-old, Barrett spent a year in Ireland and learned how to play Gaelic football alongside his brother Kane. He made his first appearance for the New Zealand Sevens team aged 19.