Scott Barrett banned for three weeks, can play in World Cup

Scott Barrett banned for three weeks, can play in World Cup

The SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee has banned All Blacks lock Scott Barrett for three weeks following his red card against the Wallabies on Saturday.

Barrett, who pleaded guilty, trained with the squad on Tuesday with no additional lock brought into the All Blacks squad before the second Bledisloe Cup test at Eden Park this weekend.

Barrett, 25, will miss this weekend's test against Australia with the ban lasting until Sunday September 1. He will therefore be eligible to play in the All Blacks' final warm-up test against Tonga on September 7 and for the start of the Rugby World Cup.

♦  French referee Jerome Garces, who also sent off Sonny Bill Williams against the British and Irish Lions in 2017, red-carded Barrett after a no arm tackle on Wallabies captain Michael Hooper in final minute of the first half in Perth. Barrett's elbow connected the back of Hooper's head.

Cyril Brownlie, Colin Meads and Williams are the only previous All Blacks to be sent off in a test.

Williams was slapped with a four-week ban for his no arm tackle on Anthony Watson of the Lions in 2017.

he All Blacks lost the test by a record margin, 26-47.

The SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee of Adam Casselden SC (Chairman), Stefan Terblanche and Eroni Clarke assessed the case on Sunday night.