Saracens star produces some world class trolling in latest win
It is probably not a great feeling seeing your side concede a match clinching try against the league leaders, but is probably made a thousand times worse when a member of the opposition decides to hug you in celebration.
That is exactly what happened on Sunday at the StoneX Stadium as Saracens’ Nick Tompkins capitalised on a fumble by Sale Sharks fullback Joe Carpenter to take the game out of reach of the visitors who sit in second place in the Gallagher Premiership.
Scrum-half Gus Warr was the next on the scene after Carpenter but could not prevent the try. Little did he know that Saracens centre Alex Lozowski was going to grab hold of him in seconds later in celebration before rubbing his hair. It is hard to know whether this was a mistake by Lozowski or if it was just top tier trolling, but it obviously would have annoyed Warr, who pushed him away.
Take a look:
When it’s your day, it’s your day 🤗
A perfectly weighted grubber from Alex Goode falls graciously to Tompkins to get a hand on it over the line 🖐️
You can hear the chants for the record-setting @Saracens 🙌#GallagherPrem pic.twitter.com/sxeMgf8g54
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 30, 2022
The kick for Tompkins’ try was made by man of the match Alex Goode, who was breaking the record for the most appearances for Saracens that day in what was his 339th game.
His director of rugby Mark McCall said after the game: “Alex’s performance against Sale was as it always is because I don’t think there’s been a more consistent player in the Premiership for the last 10 years.
“I can’t remember a bad game and he performs at a consistently brilliant level.
“We watched a highlights video of him on Friday and you could hear a pin drop in the room because our younger players, who haven’t really seen it all, were amazed by by what they saw.
“Alex is obviously naturally talented and he sees things before everybody else and those qualities are obvious, but what is not so obvious to people is how driven he is and how competitive he is.
“He’s been an incredible player for the club but also an incredible person for the club as well. He enjoys a final and he also enjoys a post-final!
“But he’s also wonderful with our younger players. He’s got huge rugby IQ and our younger players are lucky that he takes the time he does with them.”