Rugby referee Nigel Owens has once again made a point of protecting the values of the game as he forced Racing 92 winger Simon Zebo to apologise for taunting a rival player when he scored a try.
Zebo rounded off the French side’s impressive 44-12 victory over Ulster in the European Champions Cup with a late try in the corner.
But as he headed for the line he pointed at Ulster full-back Michael Lowry in a mocking gesture that left the Welsh ref unimpressed.
Simon Zebo taunts his opponent as he scores 👈
Nigel Owens isn’t impressed 😡
Simon Zebo apologises 🙏
— Watch the Heineken Champions Cup on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 20, 2018
Credit where credit is due to @SimonZebo. When in the heat of battle things happen but u realise it was not in the spirit of the game & apologise for it. It takes a good man to do that. Credit to both Racing & Ulster for playing a great game of @ChampionsCup rugby.Well done all https://t.co/pPOTAahW9j
— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) October 20, 2018