Two Rugby Players Had A Great Twitter Exchange After Fighting During A Match


1. On Friday, Northampton Saints beat Leicester Tigers 21-20 to reach the Premiership final in a bruising encounter.

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2. Northampton’s victory was even more impressive after they were forced to play the final 25 minutes of the semi-final with only 14 men.

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3. Prop Salesi Ma’afu was handed a red card for punching Leicester’s Tom Youngs in the face.

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4. The Leicester hooker was also sent to the sin bin for his part in the fight.

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5. Despite being floored by Ma’afu’s punch.

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6. Youngs didn’t hold a grudge though and after the game congratulated Ma’afu on his side’s victory. And the punch.

@SalesiMaafu good shot mate, go well in the final. #rocky

— Tom Youngs (@TomYoungs87)

7. And Ma’afu replied rather brilliantly by saying he owed his opponent a drink.

@TomYoungs87 cheers mate. The jersey can overcome us in the heat of battle. I owe you a pint. #respect

— SalesiMaafu (@SalesiMaafu)

8. Well played chaps.

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Richard James is the UK news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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