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01st Jul 2017

Owen Farrell was furious with a Lions team-mate after tunnel-scuffle

Farrell had to be held back...

Niall McIntyre

Kyle Sinckler you naughty boy…

The English prop certainly had his competitive juices flowing upon his introduction to the game in the 61st minute, and they stayed flowing after the match too, it seems.

The Lions may have been overjoyed with their 24-21 second Test victory over New Zealand, but with Owen Farrell’s after-match anger, you’d have thought they were after losing.

Kyle Sinckler, who was obviously pumped after winning the late penalty from which Farrell kicked the winning three points, drew the ire of his English team-mate after the game.

Sinckler allegedly refused to walk through a guard of honour that the All Blacks had formed for the Lions, and Farrell, well, he wasn’t too happy with him.

Sky Sports had no conclusive footage of Sinckler’s refusal, but Farrell certainly wasn’t happy, having to be held back by Taulaupe Faletau from going after Sinckler.

Sinckler was, in turn, ushered away by his team-mate Rhys Webb.

The New Zealand Herald claimed that verbal insults were traded between the Lions prop and at least two All Blacks – believed to be halfback TJ Perenara and midfielder Ngani Laumape in the aftermath of the incident.

It wasn’t the first time Sinckler had to be calmed down by his team-mates, as just after he won the late match-winning penalty, his Lions team-mates flocked around him in order to prevent him from reacting to the New Zealand tackler.

He obviously has a bit of a reputation for being a hot-head.

He was like a raging bull ready to cause consternation.

Gatland will certainly have been impressed with the 24-year-old’s competitiveness.

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