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Highlanders player makes obscene gesture at Warren Gatland after Chiefs defeat
By Rugby Onslaught

Highlanders player makes obscene gesture at Warren Gatland after Chiefs defeat

An eagle-eyed Onslaught follower sent us in this still from Warren Gatland’s post-match interview with Sky in the aftermath of his side’s 28-27 loss to the Highlanders this morning.

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Talk about being caught red-handed!

the match at Forsyth Barr Stadium was the first major sporting event to be held with a mass crowd gathering

 

The clip starts with the former Wales coach being questioned by a Sky reporter when in the background we see what appears to be a Highlanders player taking pictures with friends and family.

We then watch as the, so far unnamed, player turns towards the camera and throws up an obscene hand gesture – clearly in the direction of the Chiefs coach.

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We can only speculate as to the identity of this Highlanders player due to the quality of the video footage and the club are yet to release a statement on the incident.

Who do you think the mystery Highlander is?

Warren Gatland’s side came up second best in what was a closely fought Super Rugby opener.

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The Dunedin based club won the fierce encounter in the dying seconds of the game thanks to a Bryn Gatland (son of Warren) drop goal to give his side a last-ditch win at the Forsyth Barr stadium.

The match was the first game in which new breakdown rules had been implemented – resulting in a staggering 30 penalties in eighty minutes.

Super Rugby Aotearoa continues with a blockbuster showdown in Auckland at a sold-out Eden Park.

47000 tickets have been sold for the epic showdown between the Blues and the Hurricanes in a match that is hotly anticipated for the Blues star Beauden Barrett to line up against his former side.

Barrett left the Wellington-based Hurricanes last year to move nearer to his wife’s workplace in Auckland.

All Black legend Dan Carter has also recently signed for the Blues – leaving Japanse based side Kobelco Steelers to live with his family in New Zealand.

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