Finally, after being sent off last weekend in the win over Australia in Perth, Jordie Barrett will be available to play with the All Blacks the next match against Argentina next Sunday when the red card was rejected by the judicial committee of SANZAAR.
A SANZAAR Judicial Committee hearing found Jordie Barrett from New Zealand not guilty of violating Law 9.11 after seeing the red card during the last game of the second round of the Rugby Championship.
The multi-functional All Blacks back, who had scored a try in Perth, ended up off the court in the first leg when he was sent off for making contact with the face of Marika Koriebete (Wallabies) while trying to catch a ball overhead.
The SANZAAR Judicial Committee said in this regard: “Having conducted a detailed review of all available evidence, including all camera angles and additional evidence, including that of the player, a medical report from the opposing player involved and two expert witnesses, and having considered the submissions of his legal representative , Stephen Cottrell, the Judicial Commission determined that the Player had not violated Rule 9.11 and, therefore, had not committed an act of foul play.
He legitimately got up in the air to pick up a high ball, when trying to regain his balance on the downward trajectory his boot inadvertently made contact with his opponent’s head. The accidental nature of the incident led the Judiciary Committee to determine that there was no intentional or reckless act of dangerous gambling. Consequently, the Red Card is erased from the registry of the person concerned and the same he is free to play in the next matches. “