All Black puts Boks' mortal enemy Nic White in his place in legendary fashion
By Rugby Onslaught

All Black puts Boks’ mortal enemy Nic White in his place in legendary fashion

All Blacks lock Scott Barrett did a lot of good things against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday in the first Bledisloe Cup Test. A lot of good things.

Whether it was his carrying, distribution or the monster tackle on Tate McDermott to set up an easy try for teammate Shannon Frizell, Barrett was immense in the All Blacks’ comfortable win.

The tackle alone in the opening minutes of the match to give the All Blacks the lead was the stuff of legend, and it not only typified Barrett’s performance but the performance of his entire side. Strangely, that is not what he is being remembered for though. In fact, the most noticeable moment of his entire match required no skill whatsoever, but the Crusader has since gone viral online for it.

It came in the second half, and saw Barrett have a minor skirmish with Wallabies No9 Nic White off the ball. It came as Barrett cleared White out at a ruck, and the scrum-half typically had something to say about it (mainly its legality). Barrett, like most players that come up against White, was took this as an opportunity to tell the Western Force star to shut up, which led to a bit of grabbing when they had both stood up.

But the coup de grace came a few minutes later after Caleb Clarke scored a try to extend the All Blacks’ lead even further. Barrett was caught on camera after the try was scored holding his finger to his lips and telling the Wallaby to shush. That clip has gone down as the defining moment of the match, and something that will not only please a lot of All Blacks fans but South Africa fans as well as the Australian has a bit of history with the Boks to say the least.

Take a look:

Scott Barrett telling Nic White to be quiet (twice)
by u/paimoe in rugbyunion