Hurricanes star Beauden Barrett will not face any forced time away from Super Rugby despite being red carded in the seventh round.
A SANZAAR Judicial Committee Hearing has found guilty of contravening Law 10.2(a) Intentionally Offending after he received 2 Yellow Cards for deliberate knockdowns and was subsequently issued with a Red Card during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
However no further sanction has been imposed on the player.
Barrett received two Yellow Cards in which he is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4(a) Intentionally Offending during the match between the Hurricanes v Waratahs at Westpac Stadium, Wellington on 7 April 2017.
A Player who receives two Yellow Cards in a match is awarded a Red Card.
The SANZAAR Judicial Hearing held via video conference on Monday 10 April 2017 was heard by Adam Casselden SC (Chairman), Mike Mika and De Wet Barry.
In his finding, the Judicial Committee Chairman Adam Casselden SC ruled the following:
“The Judicial Committee conducted a detailed review of all the available evidence, including all camera angles, and additional evidence from the player and submissions from his legal representative, Aaron Lloyd.”
“With respect to sanction the Judicial Committee ruled, after considering a number of factors, including the Player’s exemplary disciplinary record, that the Player’s ordering off merited no further sanction.”
“The player is therefore free to play and will serve no suspension”
Hearing Details (date, time and venue): Monday 10 April 2017, 9am (SAST), 5pm (AEST), 7pm (NZST) via video-conference
Judicial Committee Chairman: Adam Casselden SC
Judicial Committee Members: Mike Mika & De Wet Barry
Player: Beauden Barrett
Position: Fly Half
Date of Incident: 7 April 2017
Nature of Offence: 1st Yellow Card: Law 10.2(a) Intentionally Offending, 2nd Yellow Card: Law 10.2(a) Intentionally Offending