Premature celebration costs Fijian rugby player

Wednesday October 15th, 2014

Fiji's Semi Kunatani thought his vicious stiff arm on a Scottish defender had given him an easy score in this weekend's Gold Coast Sevens. In rugby, though, the ball has to be touched to the ground for the score to count. So when another Scot comes in and knocks the ball loose, Fiji is left empty handed. Is the result of the play the rugby equivalent of a touchback?

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Fiji still went on to win the game, and actually ended up winning the tournament. So the lesson here is to showboat as much as you want, as long as you're really good.

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- Dan Gartland

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