All Blacks star Beauden Barrett is set to become a father.
Barrett announced the news over the weekend, revealing he and wife Hannah are expecting their first child in September.
In an Instagram post, he said: "We're expanding our bubble! Can't wait to do parenting with you sweets."
Sharing more photos on her own Instagram, Hannah wrote: "Too many fries during lockdown or a bun in the oven?! Can’t wait to be a mama and I already know you’re going to be the most incredible dad, Beauden."
The pair were married early in 2019, before moving up to Auckland later in the year. With the move, Barrett joined the Blues from the Hurricanes but is yet to make his Super Rugby debut for his new club. The Super Rugby season is on hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.
"Like a lot of Blues fans, I was getting really excited and already starting to think about playoffs and so on," Barrett told the Herald earlier this month. "Even the players were starting to realise their potential. They were showing a lot of self-belief and trust in each other and what Leon [MacDonald] and Tana [Umaga] were doing."
This article was first published on the NZ Herald and is republished here with permission.