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Scott Barrett Dodges Additional Penalties After His Second Red Card Incident

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Scott Barrett, the New Zealand lock, won’t face any added disciplinary measures following his red card during the recent defeat to South Africa. This means he’s all set to clash with the French team in the Rugby World Cup opener set for Friday, September 8.

Barrett made dubious history by becoming the first All Black to be given marching orders twice. In a game at Twickenham, he collected two yellow cards—the second of which was for an irresponsible clearance to the head of Malcolm Marx, which subsequently was reviewed by the TMO Bunker.

On Monday, an autonomous judicial committee weighed in, deeming that being sent off was adequate penalty for the lock. Their conclusion? “Barrett was sent off for collecting two yellow cards, with the first yellow card being issued for a technical violation after his team had already been warned,” the committee noted.

The committee also took into account certain extenuating factors for Barrett’s second yellow card. Initially, his contact with Marx, the hooker from the opposing team, was on his arm before it escalated to the neck area. Also tipping the scale in Barrett’s favor was the fact that he openly admitted his mistake and displayed genuine remorse.

As far as defeats go, the All Blacks suffered a historic 35-7 loss—setting the record for their worst defeat ever.

In a tidbit worthy of a daytime soap opera, Barrett is just one of three brothers gracing the New Zealand squad, with Beauden taking on the role of full-back and Jordie suiting up as centre.

Meanwhile, in the world of rugby judiciary, the decision-making process has been under intense scrutiny lately. This comes after England’s captain Owen Farrell first had a red card against Wales overturned, only to later be slapped with a four-game suspension following an appeal by World Rugby. This means Farrell will be MIA for England’s first two World Cup games, against Argentina and Japan.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Scott Barrett Red Card

What happened to Scott Barrett during the game against South Africa?

Scott Barrett received a red card during New Zealand’s loss to South Africa. He became the first All Black to be sent off twice.

Will Scott Barrett face additional disciplinary actions?

No, an independent judicial committee ruled that the red card served as sufficient punishment, leaving him free to participate in the Rugby World Cup opener against France.

Why did the judicial committee decide not to further penalize Barrett?

The committee found that Barrett’s first yellow card was for a technical offense following a team warning. For the second yellow card, it cited mitigating circumstances like initial arm contact before escalating to the neck area and Barrett’s admission of guilt and remorse.

What is the significance of this red card for the All Blacks?

The All Blacks suffered a 35-7 defeat to South Africa, marking it as the heaviest loss in their history.

Are there other Barretts on the New Zealand rugby team?

Yes, Scott Barrett is one of three Barrett brothers in the New Zealand squad. Beauden plays as a full-back, and Jordie is a centre.

Has the rugby judicial process been under scrutiny lately?

Yes, the rugby judicial process has been a point of contention, especially after England captain Owen Farrell initially had a red card rescinded, only to later be suspended for four games following a World Rugby appeal.

Will Owen Farrell be participating in the upcoming Rugby World Cup games?

No, due to his four-game suspension following an appeal by World Rugby, Owen Farrell will miss England’s first two World Cup games against Argentina and Japan.

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FamilyGuy August 29, 2023 - 10:19 am

Three Barretts in one team? That’s gotta be some kind of record, right? Like the rugby version of the Kardashians lol.

Justice4Farrell August 29, 2023 - 11:05 am

So Barrett gets to play but Farrell doesn’t? double standards much?

FrenchRugbyFan August 29, 2023 - 11:41 am

Can’t wait for the opener against NZ. With or without Barrett, it’s gonna be a battle!

SportsGeek August 29, 2023 - 5:01 pm

Barrett bros represent! But seriously, two red cards in a career is not a good look. Hope Scotty learns his lesson this time.

FamilyGuy August 29, 2023 - 8:29 pm

Three Barretts in one team? That’s gotta be some kind of record, right? Like the rugby version of the Kardashians lol.

RuleBookRita August 29, 2023 - 10:01 pm

the judicial process needs some clarity, it’s like they’re making up the rules as they go along. Farrell got 4 games and Scott gets nothing?

RugbyFan2023 August 29, 2023 - 11:28 pm

Wow, Scott Barrett really dodged a bullet there, huh? The judicial committee seems to be all over the place these days. 1st Farrell, now this.

PodcastLover August 29, 2023 - 11:35 pm

subscribed to Rugby Union Weekly after reading this. Need to keep tabs on all this drama unfoldin.

AllBlacks4Life August 30, 2023 - 1:19 am

Man, that loss to South Africa still stings! Heaviest defeat ever?? Cmon All Blacks, we gotta do better!

TechieTom August 30, 2023 - 2:29 am

I watched the TMO Bunker review. Looked like a clear red to me, but what do I kno, I’m just a geek who loves rugby.

KiwiPaul August 30, 2023 - 2:54 am

Mitigating circumstances? the guy went for the head! Rugby’s supposed to be tough, not dangerous.


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