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Watch: Crucial Red Card Costs France After Beauden Barrett Is Taken Out

Watch: Crucial Red Card Costs France After Beauden Barrett Is Taken Out

A week after France's fury at a contentious referee decision, the second test between New Zealand and Jacques Brunel's side saw an early red card that has once again provoked debate.

12 minutes in and with France 3-0 up, Benjamin Fall was sent off at Westpac Stadium after he was deemed to take Beauden Barrett out in the air. The referee went to the TMO who decided Barrett had landed on his head. Barrett was taken off and replaced by Damian McKenzie.

The challenge was a red card under the letter of the law but there was some debate over the call given Anton Lienert-Brown appeared to push Fall as he was approaching the contact area.

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The final result was 26-13 as New Zealand secured the series.

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Maurice Brosnan

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