Watch: 'That's not a good start calling me Jordie' - 1 NEWS reporter gets his Barretts confused and Beauden lets him know

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All Blacks and Hurricanes star first-five Beauden Barrett may have won the 2016 World Rugby Award for NZ player of the year, but he's still being mistaken for kid brother Jordie.

1 NEWS sports reporter John McKenzie didn’t have the best start to a one-on-one interview with the Hurricanes’ star first-five.
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1 NEWS sports reporter John McKenzie didn't get off to the greatest start, in his interview today, calling Beauden by his younger brother's name at the begining of their one-on-one.

"Alright Jordie, hopefully that didn't distract you too much," said McKenzie after realising his mistake.

Barrett, 25, played it off coolly and laughed it off.

"That's not a good start calling me Jordie," said Barrett.

Super Rugby commentators have often mistaken the two while they played together for the Wellington franchise.

Barrett's younger brother Jordie is five years younger and like his older brother can play almost anywhere in the backline.

Jordie made the move to play with Beauden for the Hurricanes in 2017 after a breakout season for Canterbury in the Mitre 10 Cup, where he won the 2016 player of the year in the competition.

Both have been in epic form for the 6-1 Hurricanes so far.

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