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Watch: The magical moment Josh Adams gave away his Player of the Match medal after Italy’s historic victory

19 Mar 2022 2 minute read
Josh Adams hands Ange Capuozzo his Man of the Match medal

This was the magical moment that Josh Adams gave Ange Capuozzo, who was starting his first match for his country, his Player of the Match medal after the Italian’s line break won Italy their first every match at the Principality Stadium.

Ange Capuozzo, who is 22, had scored two tries coming on against Scotland last week, and was handed a first-team start at fullback before his breakaway set up Edoardo Padovani’s try in the last seconds of the game.

It was a cathartic win for Italy who had come into the match under threat of being booted out of the tournament to make way for South Africa or Georgia.

Josh Adams had been awarded the Man of the Match award by Jonathan Davies after his try on 69 minutes and a tackle that stopped a Monty Ioane try earlier in the match.

But as the award usually goes to the winning team, Josh Adams thought it only right to pass the award on to Ange Capuozzo who marked his first start with a historic victory.


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Arwyn
6 months ago

That and their try were the best parts of the game.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
6 months ago

Let’s be brutally honest. And it hurts me to say this as a Wales Rugby fan. But Wales were awful. Italy derived to win. They turned up and played, where Wales were still at the hotel, again. The match started well. And I’m refering to the crowd singing , Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, not Wales. But it went down hill from there. on. Italy out muscled, out thought, and evidently, outplayed us. We were void of a gameplan, a plan B, and lacked in almost all areas. Have we learnt from our previous mistakes? No! Our decision making was… Read more »

Last edited 6 months ago by Y Cymro
Gill Jones
Gill Jones
6 months ago

Da iawn Josh am dy arwydd o barch a chyfeillgarwch tuag at chwaraewr ifanc a thalentog. Rwy’n falch iawn ohonot. Roeddet yn haeddu’r clôd am dy gyfraniad gwych i’r gêm ond rwyt yn haeddu clôd hefyd am dy haelioni.

Ieuan Evans
Ieuan Evans
6 months ago

His action sums us up as a nation. You make me proud.

Darren Christian
Darren Christian
6 months ago
Reply to  Ieuan Evans

Can’t say proud today . Embarrassed as a nation . Jenkins Jones and Pivac have Quickly turned the clock back. 20 years

Darren Christian
Darren Christian
6 months ago

Good on Adams . But them 3 moronic looking clowns , currently running need to be booted into touch . Gethin Jenkins ,Stephen Jones and Pivac . Please leave well alone . Have dignity and resign .and take most of WRU idiots with you .

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
6 months ago

Thoroughly commendable, offering his medal to the real man of the match. Adams was splendid in this game, as he often is, but team-wise it’s not working under Pivac.

Phil
Phil
6 months ago

Oops! .. Let’s be politically correct! It’s Player of the Match NOT Man of the Match. (paragraph 4). Mustn’t offend anyone/anything, etc.,

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
6 months ago

I’ve never been more proud of a player…

Crwtyddol
Crwtyddol
6 months ago

Restored considerable pride to Wales

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