Will Greenwood Blasted For Comments Following All Blacks Red Card

Letter of the law.

The All Blacks suffered a shock 47-26 record defeat at the hands of Australia in the Rugby Championship this morning – losing their spot at the top of the World Rugby Rankings in the process.

Steve Hansen’s men have now provisionally slipped off the top spot for the first time in 10 years following the loss, with Wales overtaking them ahead of their clash with England tomorrow.

A huge turning point in the game came just before half-time when lock Scott Barrett was sent off for ramming his shoulder into the neck of Wallabies captain Michael Hooper in the 40th minute.

For most, including referee Jerome Garces most importantly, it was a straight red card to the letter of the law. But Sky Sports pundit Will Greenwood has come under fire for his comments, with the former England centre accusing Garces of “hiding behind the law.”

Not sure about you but the last time I check it was the referee’s job to observe and enforce these laws – which is exactly what Garces did. Have a look at the challenge below (and the comments), a red card all day long if you ask us. No question.