Josh Adams gifts Man of the Match medal to Italy sensation Ange Capuozzo
Absolute class from Josh Adams.
Wales may have lost 22-21 to an ecstatic Italy at the Principality Stadium, today, but Josh Adams can hold his head up high. For more reasons than one.
The Wales winger saved an all-but-certain Italy try as he tackled Monty Ioane out of play, only to score a stunner of his own, late in the game.
It looked as though the Adams score would finally settle it with an Italian side that had led for long stretches, in Cardiff.
In the final minutes, though, 22-year-old Grenoble winger Ange Capuozzo blazed through the Welsh defence and set up teammate Edoardo Padovani for the stunning match-clincher.
It was Italy's first Six Nations win after a 36-game winless streak that stretched back over seven years. There were scenes of pure jubilation and ecstasy at the final whistle as the Italian players realised they had done it.
Josh Adams with a lovely post-match gesture
As the Italian players celebrated on the pitch, Josh Adams, who had been awarded a medal for getting the Man of the Match shout, sought out Capuozzo.
In a class and touching gesture, he handed over his medal to the shocked Capuozzo.
— ryan wilson (@ryanwilson89) March 19, 2022
Several others also acknowledged their appreciation for Adams' kind gesture. One user tweeted: "What a great gesture. That’s proper sportsmanship right there. A class action from Josh Adams."
What a great gesture. That’s proper sportsmanship right there. A class action from Josh Adams.
— Robert Williams (@Doug1707) March 19, 2022
Another user tweeted: "That is true sportsmanship - well done Josh Adams."
That is true sportsmanship - well done Josh Adams 👍👏👏❤️
— Ghost22 💚🤍💜 (@maggiefn_Ghost) March 19, 2022
Meanwhile a third said: "Pure class from Josh Adams to hand over the man of the match medal to Italy's full back."
Pure class from Josh Adams to hand over the man of the match medal to Italy's full back https://t.co/1kua9x7RHz
— Not a normal vicar 💙 💚🏴 ♿ 🇪🇺 🇺🇦 (@Revdavidgray) March 19, 2022
Just lovely to see.
"In football it feels like you're cheating all the time."
"There's no tribal aggression in rugby."
"It's more of a community."
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