In a year full of seemingly constant change, Beauden Barrett remains the picture of calm.

Between Barrett's decision to switch from the Hurricanes to the Blues for next year's Super Rugby season, to his move from first five-eighth to fullback for the All Blacks, this Rugby World Cup year could easily have been the most unsettling of his illustrious career.

Instead one of the most sought-after talents in world rugby takes it all in his stride with a side of perspective, as he does almost everything on the footy field.

That includes the vastly varied opinions he's received since confirming

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