Barrett to miss just this weekend's Bledisloe Test
August 13, 2019 11:37 am
Scott Barrett shown the red card [Source: Rugbydump]
All Blacks lock Scott Barrett will miss just this weekend’s Bledisloe Test in Auckland after being handed a three-week suspension for his red card offence in Perth.
The SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee announced this morning Barrett has been suspended from all forms of the game for three weeks, up to and including Sunday 1 September.
Barrett was red-carded in last Saturday’s 47-26 loss to the Wallabies after making dangerous contact with Michael Hooper in which he led with his shoulder as he attempted to defend his try line close to the ground.
The ban means Barrett will become available to play again in time for the All Blacks’ final warm-up Test against Tonga on September 7 before the Rugby World Cup later next month.