Hurricanes and New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett is free to play after a hearing looked into his red card against the Waratahs.
A SANZAAR Judicial Committee Hearing has found Barrett of the Hurricanes guilty of contravening Law 10.2(a) Intentionally Offending after he received two Yellow Cards for deliberate knockdowns and was subsequently issued with a Red Card during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
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 April 7.
The SANZAAR Judicial Hearing held via video conference on Monday, April 10 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”