THAT SENDING- OFF AT RWC 2011
“I didn’t see the red card. It was so quick. Alain Rolland just pulled it out, there was no reflection. Sam Warburton is not that type of player. I got up and kicked a table over in the box – our World Cup was over. I expected us to lose by 20-25 points.
“Up to that point I was confident we’d win the game and make the final because we were under no pressure. We did have chances – towards the end we should have set up for a drop-kick, and Leigh Halfpenny had a penalty that dipped under the bar. It was disappointing (to lose 9-8).
“I’m proud of what we did; we won a lot of hearts from the New Zealand public with the way we acted off the field and the great rugby we played on the field.”