Horwill: Stamp on Jones was an accident
Australia captain James Horwill has described his stamp on British and Irish Lions lock Alun-Wyn Jones as a "complete accident".
The International Rugby Board has appealed the decision of a disciplinary hearing to clear Horwill of the incident that took place in the Wallabies' 23-21 defeat in Brisbane last Saturday. The appeal will take place after Saturday's second Test in Melbourne on a day yet to be decided and Horwill is confident he will receive a fair hearing.
"The original hearing took four hours and there were nine camera angles to look at. I had a fair hearing the first time and I expect it to be no different next time," he said. "It was a complete accident, which unfortunately happens in rugby. There was no intent and no malice in anything. I had no idea anything had happened until I was cited."