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Wayne Barnes to Ma'a Nonu - "If you come ask for a yellow card you'll get one"
Wayne Barnes dished out 22 penalties during the Scarlets three-point win over Toulon on Saturday, and it seems that former All Black centre Ma'a Nonu had something to say about a lot of them.
On one particular instance, Scarlets flanker Aaron Shingler sat in the middle of a Toulon ruck before Barnes penalised him for failing to roll away.
Nonu could be heard shouting for a yellow card, and after Barnes talked to Scarlets captain Ken Owens about his side's lack of discipline, the referee then marched towards Nonu before telling the New Zealand great "Let's make it really clear: you come and ask for a yellow card, you get one. Understand?"
Nonu seemed to get the message.
The win for the Scarlets saw Wayne Pivac's side advance to the knockout stages after topping Pool 5 with four wins from six games, while Toulon will also join them in the tournament's latter rounds after qualifying as one of the three best runners ups.