4 Nov 2011

Ref was right - Wales captain

7:29 am on 4 November 2011

Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton has admitted referee Alain Rolland was right to send him off in the Rugby World Cup semi-final against France for a tackle that was "uglier" than he first thought.

Warburton was given a red-card and sent off in the 18th minute, leaving his side short a man for more than an hour in a match that France won 9-8 at Eden Park.

The Welsh camp blasted Rolland for days, claiming the dangerous tackle was not worthy of a red card and he acted too hastily.

But after watching the video, Warburton, who is serving a three-week ban that ends this weekend, now says he can't complain about Rolland's decision.