Beauden Barrett Kyle Sinckler has no recollection of England’s Rugby World Cup defeat due to concussion

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Kyle Sinckler has no recollection of the Rugby World Cup final despite watching much of England‘s defeat by South Africa from the sidelines after being knocked unconscious in the opening moments.

Sinckler admits it took almost four weeks to come to terms with the cruel misfortune of seeing the biggest match of his life ended by an accidental collision and he has not watched a replay of the 2 November showdown since.

Once the explosive Harlequins prop had risen to his feet he was able to walk to the replacements bench where he witnessed England fall to a deflating 32-12 defeat, but the battle being fought out before him passed in a fog.

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“It took three or four weeks to get over the final. It was dark,” the Maximuscle ambassador told the Press Association in his first interview since the World Cup.

“You go through phases where you’re distraught, feeling sorry for yourself and down in the dumps.

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“I was struggling because I tore my calf just before the semi-final, it was a pretty bad one as well so I couldn’t really walk.

“That was getting better and then in the final I got a pretty big concussion, so I didn’t really know what was going on.

“I can’t remember anything really from the final. They said I came back out, but I can’t remember that.

“It was an innocuous incident which was just meant to be, but it was really, really tough.

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