After being handed the Guinness Six Nations player of the match medal despite Wales’ last-gasp defeat against Italy, Josh Adams could have been forgiven for being disappointed and wanting to leave the field.
But instead, what we saw was one of the great moments of the Championship as Adams passed on the silverware to Italian full-back Ange Capuozzo, whose stunning break led to Italy’s first win of the Championship and maiden triumph in Cardiff.
Adams, whose try late on put Wales 21-15 ahead late in the second half, approached the young Italian and handed him the medal to cap a memorable Championship moment and provide further evidence of the excellent sportsmanship that runs through rugby union.
The Welsh winger also made a superb tackle on opposite number Monty Ioane, who broke clear in another sublime Italian move and, had it not been for Adams’ textbook tackle, would have surely scored in the corner.
But despite such an excellent performance from Adams and a deserved player of the match it was his off the field antics that he really caught the eye, with many taking to social media to congratulate him on such a classy act of sportsmanship.