Wales to take its 'medicine'

2011-10-17 08:47

Auckland - Assistant coach Neil Jenkins says Wales has not discussed appealing the three-week suspension imposed on its Rugby World Cup captain Sam Warburton and is likely to "take the medicine that's been given to us."

Warburton was banned after being sent off for a dangerous tip tackle on winger Vincent Clerc during Wales' 9-8 semifinal loss to France and will miss Friday's third-place playoff against Australia. The penalty was handed down Sunday and Wales has 48 hours to appeal.

Jenkins told a news conference on Monday that Wales' coaching staff had not discussed appealing.

He says "it's in the past now and we've got to look forward to Friday's game and try to put it to the back of our minds."


  • Rudi - 2011-10-17 09:24

    Rules are rules ! French do not deserve to be in the final but the red card was the right call !!

  • louis.langenhoven - 2011-10-17 09:49

    if there's one thing I love about the Welsh its that one hardly ever hears them complaining- (not that a complaint after being done in is wrong)- its just that they seem to take it like men and get on with it...who can ever forget the prop saying he was at the wrong place at the wrong time when Bakkies broke his arm....most guys wouldv'e squeeeeled like pigs!(ok he was playing for the Lions but I think the Welshman in him made the statement) I support Wales 100% to give OZ a good hiding!

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