Freddie Burns, from hero to zero!
Love this sport for the highs and the lows. Today was an ultimate low and a mistake I’ll learn from. I’ll continue to give my best as I always do. Lastly just apologies to the boys and the supporters for the mistake. I’ll bounce back… thanks for the support 👍🏼
— Freddie Burns (@FreddieBurns) October 13, 2018
Freddie Burns would have done better not to be too clever. Four minutes from the end of the meeting between Bath and Toulouse (final score 20-22) in the European Cup on Saturday, the English back missed the match by being defeated by a Maxime Médard income from nowhere.
Sorry Freddie Burns but you single handadly threw the game away and unfortunately you only have yourself to blame pic.twitter.com/l52xa7PADl
— Duane John Bowland (@DuaneBowland) October 13, 2018
On a combination, Freddie Burns managed to break through and get into the French in-goal. The ball in one hand, the laughing smile and the kiss of the winner, he celebrated his trial a little prematurely. Arising in the back of his opponent, Maxime Medard managed to snap his hand and drop the ball on the ground before releasing his foot. Melee and victory for Toulouse.
— Indy Sport (@IndySport) October 13, 2018
Decisive and elegant. Maxime Médard did not shine on the lawn of the Recreation Ground in Bath where he was decisive for the Stade Toulousain. The winger also showed restraint after the match he tipped in favor of his own England (22-20) . The action takes place in 75th minute. After missing a penalty that seemed simple, Freddie Burns think to offer the victory to his own after piercing the defensive curtain of the Stadists. The opener or international English backpacks quietly to the end and already celebrates this test that must be that of victory. But Médard appears on his back and makes him drop the ball before flattening. Bath will bow a few minutes later after this incredible blunder.
Très heureux d’avoir pu revenir à temps pour éviter cet essai. #NeverGiveUp
Really sorry it happened to @FreddieBurns who’s a great guy and an amazing player.
— Maxime Médard (@MaxMedard) October 13, 2018
Medard and Burns saw each other the day before the match
Hero of the game, Medard will however think of his English counterpart at the end of the meeting with a nice message for Burns on Twitter: “Very happy to have been able to return in time to avoid this test. # NeverRemind Really sorry for what happened to Freddie Burns who is a great guy and an incredible player. ” Two men who had already crossed on Friday. They had had a coffee together after the Englishman came to see Maxime Mermoz, his friend, since their common passage in Leicester.