PARIS, 21 October - Comments from England full back Jason Robinson on Sunday.
Jason Robinson (ENG) - full back
On his shoulder injury:
"It's disappointing, but such is life. Someone joked that it is a career-ending injury and that seems to be the case."
On how he injured his shoulder:
"They kicked a box kick. (Paul) Sackey regathered and I went over to help. A few of their guys came over and smashed me in contact. I knew it was over and the end of my game."
On leaving the pitch:
"This time I knew it was my last. The last time I walked off at the same veune, against the same opposition, I hoped it wasn't. It's sad. I wanted to play the 80 minutes and try to make a difference. But it wasn't to be, it sort of summed up my evening."
On the point in the match when he injured his shoulder:
"I knew my shoulder had gone, but could see the scrum forming and going down. I could see the excitement in the South Africans' faces as the doctor (Simon Kemp, ENG) would have had to make the cover tackle. I had to get back in the line and look like I could do something."
On England's young players:
"I think they did extremely well. Mathew Tait, Toby Flood and Dan Hipkiss when he came on gave very good performances. They have come of age in the last seven weeks and the future looks good."
On South Africa technical adviser Eddie Jones' (AUS) opinion that Tait should play full back:
"You would have to ask Mathew what position he wants to play, because there is no point in picking people if they are not comfortable in that position. But he has all the attributes to be a good full back. I have played with him and been skinned by him on a few occassions."
On England coach Brian Ashton:
"He's probably the only person in the camp older than me. My memories of Brian go back seven years or so and they are good memories. He asked me in December if I would come out and play (international rugby) again. I didn't think I'd come out of international retirement, but it has been nice."
On his achievements in rugby union after switching from rugby league:
"I've achieved far more. My initial goal was to get in the England team and hopefully do well. Hoped to play in the world cup, but never imagined playing in two world cup finals. I was lucky to win one of them. It's been an amazing seven years, an amazing 16 years."
On his next plans:
"Sale have granted me a benefit year and that starts in November. Then we will see what happens, but I'm certainly not playing rugby."