COMMENT:

Rugby is on a global path to make the game a safer place for all involved but if all common sense is lost, as it was by Jerome Garces in sending off Scott Barrett, the sport we have come to love will soon become unrecognisable.

Barrett may have deserved a yellow card at most for his shoulder charge just before half time which made contact with Michael Hooper's head and neck area.

But slow down every pick and drive during any match and you will find similar instances in such close quarters at knee height.

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