WATCH: You knew Bundee Aki was never going to stand for Jack Carty being roughed up
Glasgow Warriors have an edge to them. That's the nicest way we can put it.
The Scots are already in Munster's bad books, this season, and they've had run-ins with Ulster and Leinster in recent years.
On Saturday, at Scotstoun, Gregor Townsend's side climbed into Connacht and let the reigning champions know they were in for a hell of a game.
The westerners had a decent record against Glasgow, of late, but they could not man a man advantage count in the final quarter as they lost 35-24 after leading at half-time.
Warriors finished the game with 14 men after Tim Swinson was sent off but, before that, Connacht were a man short after outhalf Jack Carty was sent to the sin-bin for a high tackle.
Sean Lamont took exception to Carty's collar but Bundee Aki was not, for one moment, going to let the winger dole out his own sort if justice without pitching in.
— Seán McMahon (@Sean_McMahon89) March 25, 2017
His intervention certainly riled Scottish rugby fans:
Bundee Aki treading a fine line. Lamont as strong as an ox
— The Rugby Scribbler 🏉 (@RugbyScribbler) March 25, 2017
— Bear Bad Man (@Bear_Bad_Man_) March 25, 2017
And this lad didn't sit on the fence
As the Sky Sports commentators noted, there was nothing in Aki's rescue mission but Carty's yellow card proved costly. Warriors scored another try moments after he left the fray and never looked back.