Scott Barrett will be able to play against France

Scott Barrett will be able to play against France

Aurélie Sacchelli, Media365 Posted on Monday, August 28, 2023 at 11:17 p.m.

New Zealander Scott Barrett was sent off during the warm-up match against South Africa and will therefore be able to play in the World Cup opener against France.

Good news for the All Blacks eleven days before the start of the World Cup! They will be able to count on Scott Barrett in the opening match against France on September 8 at the Stade de France. The 29-year-old second-rower was sent off on Friday during the New Zealanders' final warm-up match, a largely 35-7 loss to South Africa at Twickenham. The Crusaders player received a second yellow card for a foul on Malcolm Marks and was thus forced to leave the London stadium forever. But while he risked suspension and therefore missed the match against the French XV, Scott Barrett was cleared on Monday by World Rugby's disciplinary panel. “The Independent Judicial Committee considered that the expulsion was a sufficient punishment in this case because the player had been sent off for two yellow cards (called a temporary suspension in the play-offs), the first of which was for a technical violation following a technical foul.” “Team warning,” World Rugby wrote in its press release.

64th pick for S.Barrett?

This decision by World Rugby is a nice thorn removed from the side of the Lions, who will already have to do without Brody Retallick, who has a knee injury and will not return for the opener, just like the injured Shannon Frizell. In those close to you. Scott Barrett will therefore be able to honor his 64th pick against the BluesHe has worn the All Blacks jersey since 2016 and played five matches during the 2019 World Cup finals in Japan. It is a really crucial match in order to finish first in the group, which will allow us to play the quarter-finals, which is less difficult. Italy, Uruguay and Namibia will be the other opponents for the Blues and Blacks in Group A. It remains to be seen how Ian Foster's men will recover from the blow they dealt to the Springboks last week.

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