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Sam Warburton sent off by Alain Rolland

"One of the most controversial decisions in the history of the World Cup"

Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; George North, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, Shane Williams; James Hook, Mike Phillips; Gethin Jenkins, Huw Bennett, Adam Jones, Luke Charteris, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton (capt), Toby Faletau.

Replacements: Paul James (for A Jones, 10), Stephen Jones (for Hook, 46), Ryan Jones (for Lydiate, 55), Bradley Davies (for AW Jones, 61), Lloyd Burns, Lloyd Williams, Scott Williams.

France: Maxime Medard; Vincent Clerc, Aurelien Rougerie, Maxime Mermoz, Alexis Palisson; Morgan Parra, Dimitri Yachvili; Jean-Baptiste Poux, William Servat, Nicolas Mas, Pascal Pape, Lionel Nallet, Thierry Dusautoir (capt), Julien Bonnaire, Imanol Harinordoquy.

Replacements: Dimitri Szarz...


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  • www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk    Sam Warburton plays down appointment of Alain Rolland …

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  • www.espnscrum.com    Referee Rolland defends Warburton red card call | Live ...

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  • www.espnscrum.com    Alain Rolland returns to referee in Wales | Live Rugby ...

    Alain Rolland will referee his first match on Welsh soil next month his controversial decision to send off skipper Sam Warburton in Wales' World Cup semi-final defeat ...


  • news.yahoo.com    Wales captain Warburton banned for 3 weeks - Yahoo News

    Oct 16, 2011 · Wales captain Warburton ... Warburton admitted to the offense in a judicial hearing in Auckland after being sent off in ... Sam Warburton; Alain Rolland;


  • ph.news.yahoo.com    Rolland defends Warburton rugby World Cup red …

    Irish referee Alain Rolland has insisted he had no regrets in sending off Wales captain Sam Warburton during last month's ... Rolland defends Warburton rugby ...


  • www.independent.co.uk    Wales knocked out of Rugby World Cup - …

    Wales knocked out of Rugby World ... of just one point after captain Sam Warburton was sent off in a controversial ... by referee Alain Rolland for a ...


  • www.express.co.uk    Sam Warburton: Ref was right | Rugby Union | Sport | …

    Sam Warburton: Ref was right SAM WARBURTON admitted yesterday for the first time that referee Alain Rolland was right to send him off in Wales’s World Cup semi ...


  • talksport.com    Jenkins: Warburton red card changed the game for …

    Wales prop Gethin Jenkins has admitted that Sam Warburton’s red card proved ... what referee Alain Rolland deemed a ... Jenkins: Warburton red card changed the ...


  • news.yahoo.com    Wales unlikely to appeal Warburton World Cup ban - Yahoo News

    Oct 17, 2011 · Wales unlikely to appeal Warburton World ... Warburton was sent off in the 18th minute of Saturday's match by experienced Irish referee Alain Rolland, ...


  • www.irishexaminer.com    Ex-referee Alain Rolland fears technology has gone too far

    Former international referee Alain Rolland feels technology in rugby has gone too far. Rolland, who refereed the 2007 World Cup final and infamously sent off Wales’ Sam Warburton in the semi-final against France four …

    Irish Examiner   •   5 years ago


  • www.telegraph.co.uk    Wales captain Sam Warburton: reunion with tip tackle referee Alain Rolland will not faze me

    Head coach Warren Gatland may take a different view ahead of Saturday’s Test against South Africa, but Sam Warburton is not concerned about Alain Rolland refereeing Wales for the first time in a major international since he sent off the captain in the ...

    Daily Telegraph   •   6 years ago


  • www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk    Warren Gatland expected not to meet referee Alain Rolland who sent off Sam Warburton in 9-8 World Cup defeat to France

    WALES coach Warren Gatland is reportedly set to reject protocol and not meet referee Alain Rolland before the match against South Africa on Saturday. It will be Irishman Rolland’s first Wales game since he sent off captain Sam Warburton in their 9-8 …

    SouthWalesEveningPost   •   6 years ago


  • www.bbc.co.uk    Alain Rolland defends Sam Warburton World Cup red card

    Alain Rolland has defended his decision to send off Wales captain Sam Warburton in the World Cup semi-final. Rolland caused controversy when he gave Warburton a straight red card for a tip tackle on Vincent Clerc just 18 minutes into the 9-8 defeat by …

    BBC   •   8 years ago


  • www.walesonline.co.uk    Rugby World Cup: Welsh ref Clive Norling backs Alain Rolland decision to send off Sam Warburton

    WELSH veteran referee Clive Norling has backed Alain Rolland’s controversial decision to send off Sam Warburton in the World Cup semi-final against France yesterday. The option to show the Welsh captain a red card for his 18th minute tackle on French ...

    Wales Online   •   8 years ago


  • www.thescore.ie    A Welshman thinks that Alain Rolland was right to send Sam Warburton off

    But Sam Warburton put his hand up yesterday and admitted that referee Alain Rolland was right to send him off in Wales’ narrow semi-final defeat to France. The Welsh skipper was given his marching orders for a dangerous “tip tackle” on Vincent Clerc ...

    thescore.ie   •   8 years ago


  • www.smh.com.au    Gatland gutted by Warburton send off

    Distressed ... Wales captain Sam Warburton looks on from the bench after being sent off. Photo: Getty Images AUCKLAND: Wales coach Warren Gatland slammed referee Alain Rolland's decision to send off skipper Sam Warburton against France here on …

    Sydney Morning Herald   •   8 years ago


  • www.dailymail.co.uk    Rolland insists he was right to send Warburton off in Wales semi-final defeat

    Alain Rolland has defended his decision to send off Wales captain Sam Warburton in last month's World Cup semi-final by declaring it was the correct decision. Rolland caused outrage in Wales after issuing Warburton with a straight red card for a spear ...

    Daily Mail   •   8 years ago


  • www1.skysports.com    Sam Warburton: No issues with Alain Rolland

    Irishman Rolland controversially sent off Warburton for a dangerous tackle ... and has not refereed a Wales Test match involving Warburton in Cardiff since that tournament. "I have barely spoken to Alain since the incident and have certainly never spoken ...

    Sky Sports   •   7 years ago


  • www.independent.co.uk    Wales v South Africa: Sam Warburton denies having issue with referee Alain Rolland

    Wales captain Sam Warburton will have no issues with Alain Rolland when the Irishman ... does not know what kind of reception Rolland can expect from an anticipated capacity crowd. Rolland controversially sent off Warburton during the 2011 World Cup ...

    The Independent   •   6 years ago


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