Zero surprise as Beauden Barrett’s revolting gamesmanship goes unpunished
This should have been a red card for Beauden Barrett, who was nowhere near catching this ball.
Red card and a penalty try was the right call.
Somehow Matthiey Raynall only penalized it. What a surprise that an All Black megastar gets away with a blatant professional foul that stopped Wales from scoring under the posts.
Presumably it was put into World Rugby’s NZ calculator, so the red card and penalty was reduced to just a penalty. Standard.
One fellow wrote: “I don’t normally talk about sport, but if the Rugby Championship can have a slew of yellow cards for knocking the ball out of play earlier this year, they should have given a yellow card to Beauden Barrett.”
I don't normally talk about sport, but if the Rugby Championship can have a slew of yellow cards for knocking the ball out of play earlier this year, they should have given a yellow card to Beauden Barrett #walesvnz
— Milan Matejka (@milanmatejka) October 30, 2021
“Should’ve been carded for that slap down in my opinion – very few covering tacklers and it would’ve been a run for the corner. Would’ve taken a lot to catch,” said another.
“Okay so Beauden Barrett is immune to yellow cards,” said another fine Tweeter.
Okay so Beauden Barrett is immune to yellow cards #WalvNZ
— Ben Stokes (@StokesyCcfc) October 30, 2021
He did score this try, a sneaky intercept, which is a coward’s try if ever there was one.
The All Blacks strike early!
Beauden Barrett scores on his 100th cap for New Zealand#WALvNZ pic.twitter.com/s0dgZahbjj
— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) October 30, 2021
All Blacks Head Coach Ian Foster said: “It’s a very special time for Beauden and his family and it’s also a special time for this team and its legacy. He’s a big part of this team, he’s a key leader, he’s captained the All Blacks, he’s vice captain on this tour and he’s an influencer on and off the park. I can’t speak more highly about his contribution as a person to the black jersey. The chance to play his 100th Test at this stadium against Wales is really special.”
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