30 Oct 2012

Higginbotham misses out on Wallabies tour

11:56 am on 30 October 2012

The suspended Wallabies loose forward Scott Higginbotham says his omission from Australia's four-match European tour has been hard to swallow.

Higginbotham was banned for two games for kneeing and head-butting the All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw in the Bledisloe Cup test in Brisbane earlier this month - so the Wallabies coach Robbie Deans decided against including the former Queensland Reds flanker, who would have been available for only two of their four tests.