Jordie Barrett the latest All Black to express interest in rugby league switch

Fullback tells podcast that he is an admire of Australia’s National Ruby League system

All Blacks fullback Jordie Barrett said he would be interested in making a short-term code switch to play in Australia's National Rugby League.

“To be honest, every off-season or every time I’m sitting there watching a rugby league game, I think ... I’d love to go over there and play some league just for a season,” the 24-year-old, who has 36 caps for New Zealand, told the What A Lad podcast.

“I’m not sure what position I’d play, but I’d love to go over there and give it a crack, who knows.”

Several current All Blacks have previously expressed an interest in playing in the competition.


Ardie Savea previously said he was keen to test himself in the 13-man form of the sport but then signed a new four-year contract with New Zealand Rugby last month.

TJ Perenara was also linked with a move to Sydney Roosters before he signed a new contract with NZR.