Northampton Saints fly-half Stephen Myler concedes his error in the Aviva Premiership final was a costly one, but it's not an act that will be repeated.
Myler's failure to heed referee Wayne Barnes' warnings not to kick a 22 drop-out straight into touch set off a chain of events that saw Saints skipper Dylan Hartley sent off for verbally abusing Barnes. While they put up a valiant effort with 14 men, Northampton eventually went down 37-17 to Leicester.
Reflecting back on the moment of madness, Myler admits that his mistake came as the result of past actions and a misinterpretation of what Barnes had told him.
"There was a massive confusion in interpretation from our point of view, through speaking to the referee, about what we could and could not do," said Myler.
"In another situation in the past I have kicked it out on the full from the half-way line and the game ended. That is what we had in our heads and why we were in a state of shock."
The 28-year-old will make his international debut on Sunday when England take on a CONSUR XV in Montevideo and he believes his experiences from a fortnight ago will aid him.
"Individual errors are going to happen. We are human but if we can learn we can continue to do positive things in the future," he asserted.
"I'll not be doing it again when I pull on an England shirt (for the first time) on Sunday."