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Seeing red at Test level

John Griffiths October 17, 2013
Danny Grewcock sees red for England © PA Photos
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Looking for a list of all the players who have been sent off in Test matches involving the major rugby-playing nations? Nick Jones, England

Bismarck du Plessis, who was sent-off by Romain Poite during their Rugby Championship match against the All Blacks at Eden Park, Auckland on September 14, was the 69th player dismissed in a cap-match played by one of the eight senior nations (ie the Five Nations and Tri-Nations.)

Du Plessis's red card - the result of being shown two yellows - was subsequently rescinded.

The last five internationals to be shown a red card
Player Referee Match Date
Bismarck du Plessis (SA) R Poite NZ v SA 2013
AT Tuilagi (Sm) P Gauzere Sa v Sm 2013
S K Warburton (W) A C Rolland W v F 2011
P B Williams (Sm) N Owens SA v Sm 2011
D A Mitchell (A) C Joubert A v NZ 2010

For a full list - click here.

John Griffiths is a widely respected rugby historian and is the author of several sports books, a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and co-author of the IRB International Rugby Yearbook. He has provided insight for Scrum.com since 1999.

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John Griffiths is a widely respected rugby historian and is the author of several sports books, a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and co-author of the IRB International Rugby Yearbook. He has provided insight for Scrum.com since 1999.
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