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Australia’s Darcy Swain was shown a red card for headbutting England’s Jonny Hill in the first test; Watch the second Test between Australia and England in Brisbane on Saturday 9 July live on Sky Sports Action from 10.15am

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Darcy Swain has been shown a red card to Australia after an incident with Jonny Hill.

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Darcy Swain has been shown a red card to Australia after an incident with Jonny Hill.

Darcy Swain has been shown a red card to Australia after an incident with Jonny Hill.

Australia’s Darcy Swain may be suspended after being ordered to attend an independent disciplinary hearing in the wake of his red card for headbutting Jonny Hill.

The Wallabies’ second row was fired for the off-the-ball incident towards the end of the first half of Saturday’s Test series opener against England in Perth.

Swain’s disciplinary hearing is set to take place on Tuesday, but Australian head coach Dave Rennie found his player was repeatedly provoked prior to the flash point at Optus Stadium.

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Hill, who was also a scapegoat at the same time, could be spotted on the 24-year-old’s hair at some point earlier in the match.

“I’m not sure if it was a team plan, but there was definitely provocation,” said Rennie. “Not only in that situation, but also earlier in the game.

Highlights of the first test as Australia against England in Perth.

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Highlights of the first test as Australia against England in Perth.

Highlights of the first test as Australia against England in Perth.

“We will take a good look at the images and consider how we will appeal against it. We will take a good look at the map and seek clarity about it.”

Despite Swain’s loss, Rennie’s side won 30-28 and took a 1-0 lead in the three-game streak.

Jones: We should have put the game down

Eddie Jones, who was under pressure heading to Australia after a second consecutive poor Six Nations campaign, made a disappointed impression after England’s first loss to the Wallabies since 2015.

England head coach Eddie Jones gives his reaction after Australia's first loss of the Test.

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England head coach Eddie Jones gives his reaction after Australia’s first loss of the Test.

England head coach Eddie Jones gives his reaction after Australia’s first loss of the Test.

“Well, we had enough moments in the game to win, but at 14-9 with 20 minutes to go we should have stopped that game and we didn’t, so we’re very disappointed about that,” he said. . air sports at full time.

“But the players’ commitment is that we now have to win the series 2-1.

“So we’ll learn from the game and make sure we don’t fool them next time.

“Look, I’m not commenting on the referee, he mentioned it” [Swain’s red card] so and so it is.

“Sometimes a red card can work against you because otherwise the referee can referee and we probably didn’t adapt well to that.

“The message at half time was to put more pressure on them and we did that in sprints, but two or three times we were on their line and we didn’t finish it but Australia, on the contrary, when in our 22 they made them their movement.

“We just need to improve our ability to finish offensively and defensively we could have gone after them a little more.

Watch the second Test between Australia and England in Brisbane on Saturday 9 July live on Sky Sports Action from 10.15am.

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