THAT SEND­ING- OFF AT RWC 2011

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“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.”

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