Watch: A new angle of Scott Barrett's hit on Michael Hooper

Watch: A new angle of Scott Barrett's hit on Michael Hooper

Scott Barrett's first-half red card gave Australia the impetus to dismantle Bledisloe Cup rivals New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.


New Zealand had won the sides' past six Rugby Championship meetings, yet Scott Barrett's red card for an apparent shoulder charge on Michael Hooper's neck late in the first half gave them an uphill battle.

Jerome Garces' decision to send Scott Barrett off has been a hotly debated topic following the game. However, Fox Sports have released new footage showing that the French referee had little choice but to give the second rower his marching orders.


Barrett becomes just the fourth All Black to be shown a red card in test rugby and the first to be sent off in clash between New Zealand and Australia.

Jerome Garces has shown two All Blacks a red card in a test match after he gave Sonny Bill Williams a red card in the test against the British and Irish Lions in 2017.

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