An interesting read by Mark Reason who I am not a fan of. I think he is overly critical of Beauden Barrett but still makes some good points.
For me the biggest issue for BB is his distrbution. His passing is average at best and awful at worst. He and McKenzie both throw a horrible number of passes which are intercepted or forward. I am not sure for the technical reason for this, but as Reason alludes to, Barretts passing is stifling the flow of the backline because players are often having to jump or duck to catch the ball, or are thrown a pass which puts the reciever into immediate contact, for which often the answer is to flick the ball on, which destroys the movement.
I have lamented here many times that the AB's passing game is one of the worst in Rugby. So many times players don't get the ball in such a way as to hit the line with pace. I am not saying they aren't good sometimes, but if they worked on this somewhat, I feel it would be beneficial.