Cape Town - Canadian lock Josh Larsen popped into the Springbok changing room to offer his apologies after being red carded in their Pool B match at the Rugby World Cup in Kobe on Tuesday.

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Larson, who was a first half replacement for team-mate Kyle Baillie, was given his marching orders in the 35th minute by English referee Luke Pearce for entering a ruck with his shoulder which connected with the neck of an unsuspecting Thomas du Toit.

To his credit, following the Springboks' 66-7 victory, Larsen visited the Springboks post-Test to extend his apologies to Du Toit and wished the Boks well for the remainder of the tournament.