We had to scrap. The atmosphere was combustible out there. All credit to the rugby players in what was a very physical game but, on more than one occasion, I think the line was crossed. The line is drawn at punches in the head, boots in the face and short-arm tackles and yes, I think our opponents overstepped that mark.
You cannot afford to play the game for 80 minutes with 14 men and there is no excuse for players losing their discipline.