A SANZAAR Judicial Committee Hearing has found Jordie Barrett not guilty of contravening Law 9.11 (dangerous play) following clash vs Australia last weekend. Barrett is therefore free to play in the upcoming matches.
— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) September 5, 2021
"Having conducted a detailed review of all the available evidence, including all camera angles and additional evidence, including from the player, a medical report on the opposition player involved, and from two expert witnesses, and having considered the submissions from his legal representative, Stephen Cottrell, the Judicial Committee found that the Player had not transgressed Rule 9.11 and had therefore not committed an act of foul play," said udicial Committee Chair Robert Stelzner SC.
➡️ Jordie Barrett’s reaction to being cleared by the SANZAAR judiciary after his red card against Australia. pic.twitter.com/tWDUR6Upih— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) September 8, 2021
"He legitimately went up in the air to collect a high ball, when in 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 lead the Judicial Committee to find that there was no intentional nor reckless act of dangerous play, with the result that the Red Card is expunged from the player’s record."
"The player is therefore free to play in the upcoming matches.”