i hope that comment makes you feel better, hope it eases the pain of wales being eliminated from the world cup, having someone to blame to take your anger out on is always good. of course rolland should never have been reffing that game, he is half irish and half french. take it on the chin like your countrymen. remember when the half welsh ref craplan awarded wales a try which should not have been allowed cos the wrong ball was used for the quick lineout against us ( ireland ) that decision cost ireland the 6 nations and possibly the championship! its sport, bad things happen, at least clerc did not get an injury.
i am dissappointed for wales, playing rugby with 14 men and being pipped by a point really means they won the game in my book. the sending off killled the game no doubt about it, but it wasn't the wrong decision or a mistake by the ref. he could have given a yellow but deemed it serious enough to give a red. if all refs did the same the spear tackle would be gone pretty sharpish from the game, however its rucby, and big tackles are part of the game. credit to the ref for not being swayed by the occaision. wales dont have to look back too far when they got the benefit from a reffing mistake, in last years six nations when they took a quick lineout with a different ball and scored against ireland denying them the triple crown and maybe the championship. the ref got that call wrong according to the rules. rolland got the call right today according to the rules. sometimes the better team loses like today but thankfully the better team in rugby usually wins. it is a bitter dissappointment nonetheless. i am irish and was up for wales and hoped they would go all the way to the final. unfortunately not today. warburton is a class player and have many more times in the sun. good luck shane williams, a stalwart of welsh rugby.