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.
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
No empty stands, no manufactured crowd noise, no face masks, no social distancing…
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 13, 2020
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 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.
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.
First Super Rugby sell out in many a long year? https://t.co/j0zvkLX2pV
— Joe (@LongWayToTipp) June 13, 2020
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.