There is a glass half full or half empty way to perceive Jordie Barrett's development.

Brilliant one minute, concerning the next, Barrett's propensity to run hot and cold in the same match continues to shine a light on the fact he is not the finished article.

That is not overly surprising, given he does not turn 23 until next year and could easily feature in the next three World Cups.


For now, though, Japan is the focus. At present on any given day, you never quite know what you are going to get from the youngest Barrett sibling in