Late hor­ror show

The Sunday Telegraph - Sport - - Rugby Union -


Fred­die Burns thought he had won the game when he burst through for Bath with five min­utes left, blow­ing kisses to the crowd (above) as he car­ried with one hand, un­aware that Maxime Medard was clos­ing in. The France in­ter­na­tional hit Burns’ arm to dis­lodge the ball, with the chance – and the match – go­ing beg­ging for Bath.


Burns was im­me­di­ately aware of the mag­ni­tude of his mis­take, crum­pling to the turf along­side team-mate Jack­son Wil­li­son (above). He then slumped against an ad­ver­tis­ing hoard­ing af­ter be­ing sub­sti­tuted be­fore his team-mates tried to com­fort him – al­though there was only one way to look if you wanted some­one to blame for the loss.

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