COMMENT:

That the Blues have rummaged down the back of the couch to find their last dollar to throw at Beauden Barrett is hardly a surprise.

That Barrett may actually be considering taking said offer, is.

A big one.

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Huge, in fact, as it would surely be the greatest career risk an established All Black has made in the professional age.

It's understood that Barrett is on track to sign a similar deal to Brodie Retallick, where he will commit through to the 2023 World Cup but with a pre-agreement to take time off in 2020.

As much as he

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