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21st Jun 2022

Rugby player wins championship on Saturday, still drinking in full kit three days later

Charlie Herbert

Hacjivah Dayimani still in kit three days after championship win

Setting a new bar for post-match celebrations

As the domestic sport seasons have come to a close in recent weeks, we’ve been treated to plenty of footage and images of post-match celebrations following title wins.

But South African rugby player Hacjivah Dayimani has put everyone else to shame with his efforts.

On Saturday, his Stormers side won the inaugural United Rugby Championship after a tense 18-13 victory over fellow South African side the Bulls.

And now, three days later, footage has emerged of the back row forward drinking champagne in the shower – whilst still in his matchday kit.

Yes, Dayimani has yet to change out of the kit that he played in during the final, and is still drinking in celebration.

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The first sign that these were exceptional celebrations from Dayimani came on Sunday when he was spotted at a Cape Town restaurant with coaches Rito Hlungwani and Gareth Wright still in his full kit and winners medal, News24 reports.

He’s been keeping followers in his Instagram account updated with his celebrations as well. On Monday, he posted a picture of himself on his story holding a beer in which he said he wasn’t going to stop until he meets either the “mayor of Cape Town or the president of the country.”

Dayimani isn’t the only rugby player who has been enjoying themselves following a final win over the weekend.

Closer to home, Freddie Burns has been basking in the glory of his Premiership final heroics.

The Leicester Tigers fly-half kicked a last-minute drop goal to win the title for the East Midlands club on Saturday, and in the early hours of Sunday he posted a video on social media of him eating McDonald’s with the trophy….

Then waking up alongside it, cider in hand, the next morning…

And hosting a chaotic Instagram live with his teammates in his pants.

Hacjivah Dayimani and Freddie Burns – heroes the both of them. Someone needs to arrange for them to go for a drink together…

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