WATCH: Ireland and Australia engage in half-time brawl following late hit on Chris Barrett
Tensions have started to boil over in the second Test of the International Rules Series in Perth following a late hit on Ireland defender Chris Barrett by Australia's Joel Selwood.
Barrett was taken out by the Geelong midfielder which immediately sparked a scuffle between the two sides. Selwood's tackle was blatantly late, and although he was black carded for the challenge, the tension from the tackle was taken into half-time as both teams engaged in a brawl entering the break.
High challenge on Barrett sees Selwood get a black card. pic.twitter.com/C06jmrJ6mO— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) November 18, 2017
Ireland took an early lead through back-to-back goals from Shane Walsh and Barrett before Australia then shortened the deficit through overs from Rory Laird and Zach Merrett.
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