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Beauden Barrett heaps praise on 'triple threat' Caleb Clarke ahead of winger's first Test start

Beauden Barrett has heaped praise on “triple threat” Caleb Clarke, ahead of the winger’s first Test start this weekend.

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The returning All Blacks star was full of praise for his Blues teammate, who will make his first Test on the wing this weekend. Source: 1 NEWS

Clarke, who made his debut off the bench in last weekend’s drawn Bledisloe opener, had impressed Barrett with the speed of his development this season at the Blues.

“I’ve been so impressed by how he’s developed this year, coming from a fair bit of sevens and transitioning into starting every game for the Blues on the left.”

He’s so exciting to play with. He can run over, he can run around, he can also kick so he’s a triple threat for me.”

The 21-year-old’s excitement was infectious, Barrett said.

“How comfortable he is to be in this environment because he is a fun personality and a great kid to have in camp.”