19th August 03:55 PM
Scott Barrett banned for 3 weeks for no arm tackle on Michael Hooper
By Navitalai Naivalurua
Tuesday 13/08/2019
[Photo: Pundit]

All Blacks lock, Scott Barrett will miss this weekend‘s Bledisloe Cup match against the Wallabies following a three week ban for a no arm tackle on Michael Hooper in last Saturday’s match.

Barrett will miss this weekend's test but will be free to play in the All Blacks' final warm‑up test against Tonga on the 6th of September.

Referee Jerome Garces who gave a red card to Barrett, also sent off Sonny Bill Williams in 2017 for a similar incident.

Meanwhile, England coach Eddie Jones has labelled Barrett's red card as "ridiculous", and called on World Rugby to be consistent after he claimed two Welsh players escaped the red cards penalties following similar offences against England on the weekend.

The All Blacks and the Wallabies face off in the Bledisloe Cup decider at 7.35pm this Saturday at Eden Park in Auckland.

NZ Herald

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