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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."


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