Rugby World Cup 2019: Scott Barrett to face SANZAAR judiciary over red card offence

All Blacks lock Scott Barrett will face a Sanzaar foul play review committee hearing on Sunday to discuss his red card offence during New Zealand's 47-26 drubbing against the Wallabies. 

Barrett became just the fourth All Black to see red in a test when referee Jerome Garcès red-carded Barrett for a shoulder charge on Wallabies captain Michael Hooper.

He joins Sonny Bill WIlliams (2017), Sir Colin Meads (1967) and Cyril Brownlie (1925) as the only All Blacks to be sent off. 

Barrett is alleged to have contravened Law 9.13 and Law 9.17 during the match at Optus Stadium. 

Law 9.13 says "a player must not tackle an opponent dangerously," while Law 9.17 states "a player must not charge or knock down an opponent carrying the ball without attempting to grasp the player." 

The committee hearing, via video-conference, at 7pm (NZT) on Sunday, and it is expected that Barrett will get suspended for at least four games. 

All Blacks utility Beauden Barrett has already jumped to the defence of his younger brother, saying Scott was "obviously disappointed" with what had happened. 

"I was sitting next to him in the changing room. Obviously, he's really disappointed and carrying a lot of responsibility on his shoulders at the moment but these things happen we've just got to get around him," Beauden said.

"I reminded him that he's not a dirty player and he realises that, too, so he's just disappointed in himself. He's taking responsibility but these things can happen especially when you're defending close to the line and players do get in a low position."


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