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The 27-year-old is set to make his return this weekend as London Irish take on in-form Exeter and is desperate to put the disappointment of missing out on the Red Rose celebrations behind him as quickly as possible.
“It was tough watching England do so well, but we’re a squad and ultimately we want England to do well,” he said.
“It was a bitter pill to swallow being banned for eight weeks, which is basically the whole Six Nations, but I had to accept that I’d slipped up.
“Looking back at it, I wasn’t surprised to be cited. What I did was wrong and I regret it. I deserved what I got because of what I did.
“I’ve apologised to the officer who didn’t deserve it, he was obviously just trying to do his job.
“It shouldn’t have happened, regardless of what state I was in. It’s tough losing a match like that, especially when you’re so passionate about the game.
“I regret what I did and I want to get back playing and start doing the right things on the field.”