Beauden Barrett Inconsistency on laws revealed in Samu Kerevi ‘hit’ on Beauden Barrett

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All Blacks lock Scott Barrett sees red while brother Beauden sees stars after Samu Kerevi’s fend.

ANALYSIS: Q: When is an arm/shoulder to the head a card offence, and when is it not?

A: Depends if you’re tackling or being tackled.

Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup clash in Perth between the All Blacks and the Wallabies ended with a thumping handed out to the World Cup favourites as Scott Barrett became the fourth All Black to be sent off.

Beauden Barrett Samu Kerevi goes on the charge for the Wallabies against the All Blacks during the first Bledisloe test.

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Samu Kerevi goes on the charge for the Wallabies against the All Blacks during the first Bledisloe test.

While England coach Eddie Jones described the red card as “ridiculous” and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said the ruling was “disappointing”, Steve Hansen lamented “dumb footy” as he awaited Barrett’s judicial hearing.

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Yet there’s been little focus – and even less condemnation – of another incident where a player is struck in the the head by an opposing player’s upper arm.

Mostly there’s been adulation instead for Samu Kerevi bowling over Beauden Barrett when he set up a try for Nic White in the second half.

It was instantly compared to one of the most famous moments in All Black history – rampaging wing Jonah Lomu running over the top of England fu

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