Wayne Barnes is trending on Twitter, here's why! - Ruck

Wayne Barnes is trending on Twitter, here’s why!

Match officials have trended for all the wrong reasons during the Rugby World Cup, but Wayne Barnes became a social media hit for a less controversial reason.

Fans were impressed that the referee, who also speaks French, had learnt some Russian to communicate with their players during their clash with Scotland.

Barnes, who spent time with the Russia squad last year to go over law changes, shouted ‘nyet!’, which means no, multiple times to the amusement of fans everywhere.