Wayne Barnes' hilarious trolling of Lions star
By Rugby Onslaught

Wayne Barnes’ hilarious trolling of Lions star

Wayne Barnes’ has proven his trolling game may be just as good as his refereeing this week after he caught out a British & Irish Lion on Twitter.

Following the Lions’ first win against the Cell C Sharks last Wednesday, Barnes, who was an assistant referee on that occasion, shared a photo himself on Twitter running behind Louis Rees-Zammit as the Wales winger was running in for a try. The referee added that he “definitely had him over the first ten metres.”

Barnes dangled the bait and Rees-Zammit couldn’t resist, responding with “only because you had a head start,” although almost no one doubted that the Gloucester winger would beat him in a race. After all, Rees-Zammit has quickly established himself as one of the quickest players in world rugby, and probably the fastest in the Lions squad.

Have a look at the try to see if Barnes was able to keep up with the Welshman: