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Tuesday Oct 18, 2016

Nigel Owens unimpressed by naughty Francois Steyn shouting at goalkicker

Montpellier back Francois Steyn was given a telling off by referee Nigel Owens after he shouted “MISS” when Northampton Saints’ Stephen Myler attempted a conversion kick during their European Champions Cup match on Saturday. Myler missed, so the kick was taken again.

The Franklin’s Gardens crowd were none too pleased with the former Springbok, who attempted to put pressure on Myler and as he got close, put him off by shouting.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen this, and now Steyn has something in common with Chris Ashton, who did something similar against Harlequins in 2014.

Back then Ashton shouted “PUSH IT”, and he actually received a written warning from the RFU for misconduct, with them reiterating that respect is one of the core values of the sport.

WATCH CHRIS ASHTON SHOUT AT GOALKICKER

Myler missed the attempt at goal so after Owens told off Steyn, he had another chance at it, and sent it pretty much straight through the middle for a 7-0 lead.

Steyn scored a try and kicked two penalties, but Saints went on to win the match after former Wallaby Nic White missed touch and they earned a penalty in the final minute of the match.

Myler slotted it with 81:00 on the clock for a 16-14 win. View extended highlights on page two

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