A little bit of showmanship can be harmless, but on occassion it puts you in a position to really end up with egg on your face. This is what happened with Treviso’s Henry Seniloli last weekend, and his finger pointing try celebration came a little early against the Scarlets.
The Fiji capped number nine was on the way to finishing an excellent team try, but just seconds after doing a Delon Armitage/George North point at Scott Williams, he was held up, lost the ball and injured himself in the process. Ouch. And the injury probably hurt too.
It was a great effort from Williams to stop the try, but Seniloli’s shameless showboating was to blame, and it was a gaff that arguably cost his side the game.
They were leading 13-3 at the time, but went down 17-13 in the end. You can view highlights from the match, and all the others, in our PRO12 highlights wrap from Round 22.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen players showboating then mess up, and it definitely won’t be the last. See our related posts for a list of some of the worst (or best to watch?) over the years.
credit: Observatoire Béarnais