"He's a great professional and a great bloke," Thomas told reporters after the match. "He apologised to Goughie straight away. It takes a man to apologise after what he did and sometimes people do see red in international rugby.
"It hasn't taken the gloss off it for us but it took a bit of the gloss off their performance. When you are left a man short you have to find a little bit more everywhere. People tend to dig a lot deeper and that's what Scotland did."