Sanity has prevailed.
Marika Koroibete is free to play successful adjacent month's Bledisloe Cup opener and karma spot France skipper Anthony Jelonch's gamesmanship arsenic the Wallabies lifted the trophy astatine the extremity of a brainsick night.
But portion rugby fans breathed a hefty suspiration of alleviation arsenic Koroibete's reddish paper was expunged, the full shemozzle raises much questions than answers.
Most sane people applaud World Rugby's efforts to support the players and stamp retired foul play but the actions of the game's officials are inactive fluctuating wildly.
A important divided has emerged betwixt the bluish and confederate hemispheres with the whistleblowers of the northbound presently taking a harsher stance connected borderline calls.
And wherever that mythical 'line' lies betwixt large deed and paper is someway proving harder to specify than cricket's large 'banter' versus sledging debate.
The arguable calls and paper tricks aren't going distant arsenic officials grapple with a chunky regularisation publication portion simultaneously trying to to delight the fans and their container ticking bosses.
"This is what kills maine astir however that unfolded the different night," said Sean Maloney, who called the melodramatic Test bid for Nine and Stan Sport.
"Marika's enarthrosis level is beneath the French captain's... We've got those 3 guys (referees) coming unneurotic successful the mediate and they inactive get it truthful incorrect – arsenic proven successful the aftermath – blows my mind.
"What truly got a batch of radical upset the different nighttime was the persuasion from the adjunct refs. Ben O'Keeffe was seemingly dealt the cards that helium had to play by the guys astir him, upstairs and astir him.
"(Brendon) Pickerill was truthful connected apical of that, truthful pushing that (red card) space – he's (O'Keeffe) got to play the ones he's been fixed by his team, and helium did. So it was pugnacious and it didn't assistance that the skipper went down, (Anthony) Jelonch, and the mode helium did it with the grabbing of the face."
Former Wallabies hardman Justin Harrison besides weighed successful connected the treatment on the latest variation of Stan Sport's Rugby Heaven.
Harrison is the main enforcement of Australia's rugby players relation and stressed the request to find the close balance.
"Let's retrieve the strategy astir subordinate safety," Harrison said.
"The strategy is correct, the implementation of the mitigating factors and the process, determination matrix, was applied incorrectly. And we cognize that the strategy is working.
"There has been a immense simplification successful caput precocious incidents, a immense simplification successful concussion-related tackle incidents, but that is simply a coachable method arsenic well.
"You request to support a terrible authorisation – oregon the menace of a terrible sanction, due to the fact that coaches volition commencement to use antithetic tackle technique.
"Training, that is simply a set-piece manoeuvre disconnected a kick-off, Marika tin power his introduction level though Jelonch decidedly dips. All those sorts of things are wherefore we haven't seen the continuation of the reddish card."