Connacht player Paul Boyce receives barrage of abuse on social media after refusing to go for three points
By Rugby Onslaught

Connacht player Paul Boyce receives barrage of abuse on social media after refusing to go for three points

Young Connacht captain Paul Boyce has received a flurry of criticism on social media after he refused to let his kicker go for a 3 point kick at the end of their Champions Cup clash against Bristol.

The kick would have meant that Connacht would have moved within 7 points of Bristol and given them a losing bonus point.

In the final moments of the match, then men in green were awarded a penalty with just moments left in the match. The kick was right in front of the posts and would have guaranteed them that losing bonus point.

23-year-old Paul Boyce, instead, decided to go for a scrum and try at the end.

You can see how bemused Tiernan O’Halloran is at the decision, he even mouths curse word under his breath when the decision is made.

We found this clip someone made of the incident.

Since the incident happened, there has been a lot of criticism for the young back row.

It got so bad, that one of the Connacht players had to call out his own fans for it.

Fans were not happy at all with Connacht and their captain’s decision not to take the 3 point kick.

This is not the first time a big decision like this has affected a game.

This is painfully similar to the incident in 2015 when Chris Robshaw decided to go for the corner in the World Cup against Wales rather than the draw.