England ends Wales' 14-Test winning run with a 33-19 victory at TwickenhamBy Navitalai Naivalurua Monday 12/08/2019England is pooled Tonga, France, Argentina and USA.
Tries from Billy Vunipola, Joe Cokanasiga and Luke Cowan-Dickie and a ideal kicking display from stand-in captain George Ford prevented a strong Wales side from replacing New Zealand at the top of the rankings.
Barrett became the fourth-ever All Black to be shown a red card in a Test match, sent off in Perth.
Tries from man of the match Billy Vunipola, Joe Cokanasiga and Luke Cowan-Dickie, 15 points from the boot of captain George Ford and an Elliot Daly drop goal gave England a morale-boosting victory, with debutants Willi Heinz and Lewis Ludlam among those to impress along with the fit-again Anthony Watson.
Global governing body World Rugby have this year ordered referees to dismiss players for unsafe tackles in the head and neck area, regardless of intent, as they look to make the game safer.
Loose forward Brad Shields, another New Zealand-born player, also missed out on the World Cup after sustaining a foot injury at the same training camp. "I learned more about the squad so it was useful".
The Australian has called for some "consistency" in that area of the game and stressed the urgency of the matter. A bloke gets tackled, (Barrett) goes to be second man in and his shoulder hits his [Hooper's] head and he gets a red card.
"We can not have that in the game, there has to be some common sense applied". Maybe common sense was applied today really well, but what I'm saying is we need to have some consistency and common sense. We need to get some consistency into that area of the game.
"It's important to the game".
Coach Eddie Jones names a squad of 31 on Monday with the fringe players who starred at Twickenham admitting they face a sleepless night but feeling confident of England's chances in Japan. 'We feel for them, I feel for them personally...
"I thought he was absolutely outstanding, he's worked really hard in the off-season to make himself a bit bigger and a bit more dynamic - we'll see a lot more of him".