I would also put Barnes up there with Nigel Owens as one of the best refs out there, not afraid to make the big calls. As a welshman I think the yellow was pretty harsh as its a split second timing issue, but the Folau pass was forward IMO. Ball came out of his right hand as last point of contact when passing to the right and most of his momentum was going sideways or diagonal at that point and the ball travelled in the same direction he was running for the entire pass. Great game though, very disappointed we kicked it away at the end as still had the chance to win it.
Referee has given the 'technically' correct decision as the ridiculous laws state he has performed a dangerous tip tackle - but its a complete joke to ban him for 5 weeks just for putting in a decent big hit! Coetzee can go play football for that peice of playacting, Union and the IRB need to man up and get back to the traditional values of hard contact rugby