Wallabies flanker Scott Higginbotham says he has no regrets
about his attack on All Black skipper Richie McCaw in last
month's Bledisloe Cup test.
Higginbotham was handed a two-week ban for kneeing and
headbutting McCaw in the 18-18 draw in Brisbane.
Higginbotham told the Sydney Morning Herald he didn't regret
the attack and would not change his trademark gritty playing
"I don't regret anything I did, it was just football I
suppose," he said.
"I don't think I'd really change anything ... I've been
playing for a number of years now and seeing as that's the
first [suspension] I think I'm doing all right to be honest."
The 26-year-old wasn't considered for the Wallabies' European
tour due to the ban but was called into the squad for the
final two tests after lock Rob Simmons' eight-week ban last
week for a dangerous tackle on French flanker Yannick Nyanga.
Higginbotham told the newspaper that he wasn't happy when the
ban cost him on a spot on the European tour.
"It was a tough week because straight after the game I got
told I was getting cited on both counts," he said.
"It took about a day or so and then I got the call and the
suspension, and then I had to wait another couple of days to
find out whether I was going on tour, so that was three blows
in the space of a week ... I was pretty filthy that I wasn't
going on tour."
The Wallabies face Italy in Florence this weekend before
wrapping up their tour against Wales in Cardiff.