Rolland: I’ve no red card regret

ALAIN Rolland has defended his decision to send off Wales’ captain Sam Warburton in last month’s World Cup semi-final.

Rolland caused outrage in Wales after issuing Warburton with a straight red card for a spear tackle on Vincent Clerc 18 minutes into the 9-8 defeat.

The Irish referee was heavily criticised for the decision, but insists he would take exactly the same course of action again.

“If I had to do it all over again I would do the same thing,” he said.