Red-carded Koroibete gets hearing date
DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Wallaby coach Dave Rennie spat the dummy over the red card, but wing Marika Koroibete will have to front up to a disciplinary hearing anyway.
The 34,164-strong Brisbane crowd were livid when Koroibete was red-carded in the fifth minute for a tackle on French captain Anthony Jelonch.
Referee Ben O’Keeffe and his assistants deliberated for minutes before determining Koroibete had raced in from a distance and contacted him high without any mitigating factors.
Rennie unloaded on France for ‘milking penalties’ after Australia was forced to play one man down for 75 minutes to beat Les Bleus 33-30 and claim their Test rugby series 2-1.
Koroibete will attend a disciplinary hearing for the red card.
He will face a charge of an act of foul play – contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous tackling).
He will attend a hearing via video conference.
The judicial committee will be chaired by Helen Morgan (New Zealand), joined by former professional players Mike Mika (New Zealand) and Chris Smith (New Zealand).
The hearing will take place on Monday, July 19.