"Barnes got it so wrong" - Andrew Porter cited after breaking Retallick's cheek bone - Ruck

“Barnes got it so wrong” – Andrew Porter cited after breaking Retallick’s cheek bone

Ireland prop Andrew Porter will attend an independent disciplinary hearing after having been cited by the citing commissioner James Sherriff (Australia) for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously) during Ireland’s test match against New Zealand on 16 July.

The player will attend a hearing via video link before an independent Judicial Committee chaired by Adam Casselden SC (Australia), joined by former international player Stefan Terblanche (South Africa) and former international coach Frank Hadden (Scotland).

The hearing will take place on Tuesday, 19 July.

Porter recieved a yellow card o nthe day, leaving the Kiwis furious by the fact Angus Ta’avao was red-carded for a head collision with Ireland centre Garry Ringrose just a week earlier in the second Test.

Former Scotland international and TV pundit Jim Hamilton commented: “Brodie Retallick looks like he “absorbed” that tackle by breaking his eyes socket.”


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