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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 style.
"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.