Ireland vs All Blacks 2018: Where has the respect in rugby gone?

Where has the respect gone in rugby? November Internationals are right around the corner and everyone is excited to support there country. In my previous video, I saw a lot of hate between All Blacks and Irish Rugby Fans which I simply can't understand. Stop hating and focus on the game we love. Don't get me wrong I love a little banter but there’s no need for fans from various nations hating on each other. Support your country till the end but if you lose, show respect to your opponents and give credit where credit is due. Hit that subscribe button and let me know your thoughts. Where's the respect in rugby gone? #AllBlacks #IrelandRugby #RugbyUnion Please Like, Share & Subscribe ►Business Enquiries: [email protected] ►Want to Sponsor my videos, click on the link: https://webfluential.com/GarethMasonWalkingTallwithGMAN ►Please support me in growing this channel, any donation will be greatly appreciated: https://www.patreon.com/GarethMasonWalkingTallwithGMAN ►Please Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2t_kXFUxzS6s1L8vCUF6lw Connect with me on my Social Media Channels: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WalkingTallwithGMAN/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/GarethRMason ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garethrmason/ Watch More of Gareth Mason: Popular Uploads: https://www.youtube.com/user/GarethRMason/videos?sort=p&shelf_id=3&view=0 Personal Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLzCqr0_k5HmZIExJcJ6oGoIzIRJXoiQf Inspirational Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLzCqr0_k5Hk8NRzJ8iJvFjBpUJx_OTlz Sporting Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLzCqr0_k5Hm1lVa_GVaiLKuhjP1rV8b0 Political Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLzCqr0_k5Hny6cZzB4pZUulhC8n36EEs Why I created my YouTube Channel: I created Walking Tall with G-MAN to inspire, motivate and encourage people to achieve their dreams no matter what their challenges are and to never give up in life! My name is Gareth Mason and I would love it if you could join me on this journey. Stay Safe and Never Give Up!

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brent kelly
brent kelly:
I’m a New Zealander who has lived in Ireland for 22 years. I guess I’m a winner this November, no matter what happens.
Kahawai Kid
Kahawai Kid:
You hit the nail on the head brother. I'm a kiwi and a huge fan of the All Blacks however it's my love for the game that drives my passion. Even watching the Bok's down the AB's wasn't a catastrophe because we were treated to some wonderful rugby on the day. Of course it is ok to champion your team and support them vigorously but we're all here because we love the game, so let's be humble in our victories, gracious in our loses, and respect the beautiful game. Good luck to all the southern hemisphere teams on their tours, and good luck to all our northern hosts 👍.
Kevin Byrne
Kevin Byrne:
I couldn’t agree more . Rugby is a game of respect and brotherhood. As an Irish man I can proudly say I am proud of what Ireland have achieved to this day in rugby. Any nation ca win or lose on a given day . Good luck to all in November 👍
The 1014 Rugby
The 1014 Rugby:
Good on you Gareth!!!! There is so much to be said on this topic. A person can passionately support their own team while holding the utmost respect for the opposition. A goal of ours is to bring sportsmanship back into sports content, it's clear that you live and breathe it too!!! Much respect as always!
22grena
22grena:
When the England manager call's the Irish 'scummy' its little wonder that the fans follow on.
Mpumelelo Radebe
Mpumelelo Radebe:
All sport fans need to hear this.
Roger Campbell
Roger Campbell:
Great topic G Man.
I have staunchly supported the ABs since I was a young boy. But I cringe at some of the arrogant AB supporter comments. Rugby is a great game but you’re right, where is the respect?
ABs are good but so is Ireland and the November test is going to be an awesome spectacle. I want ABs to win of course and it will hurt if they don’t. If Ireland tip is over then full credit to them. They are a great side who play brilliant rugby. If AB supporters think this is going to be a walk in the park then they are in for a shock.
Anyway love your work GMan keep it up mate.
My prediction for NZ V Ireland
27 - 19 to NZ.
TheUltimate SharpShooter
TheUltimate SharpShooter:
That's what I was wondering, it's funny that the teams that play have so much respect for each other and would probably have a beer with each other afterwards. Where as certain fans have 0 Sportsmanship and respect. Difference between rugby and soccer is respect and great sportsmanship. Let's not let it get there.
Dean Napparell
Dean Napparell:
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners...as Martin Luther King once said ...we must learn to live as brothers or perish together as fools.. We are all brothers in the rugby world, this is our passion.
Unbiased Rugby
Unbiased Rugby:
Great Show Gareth, if the players can have a beer after the game when they have gone at it hammer and tongs. I think as supporters and lovers of the game we can try show the same or similar type of respect to each other and our teams. I sometimes get frustrated when the crowd boos when the opposition kicker takes a penalty or conversion, some countries dont even make a sound out of respect.
Life is way to short to get stuck on the haters, there are so many people that love your channel.
I cant wait for the Irish v New Zealand game I have a feeling it will be the most entertaining 80 minutes of Rugby this year.
craig forsyth
craig forsyth:
I'd bet money that the so called fans on the net who disrespect other nations and their fans have never played in a rugby team or been to an international or a even been to see their local club sides! They watch a few internationals and suddenly they're experts........but invariably show their ignorance by the racist/ nasty comments........
david rose
david rose:
I agree completely. Irish supporters like me spent the first 20 years of supporting rugby, avoiding the wooden spoon in the 5 nations. This teaches respect. Most Irish rugby supporters are impressed at the moment by all the top tier nations as we don't take any wins for granted. Without nz and a strong sa and aus the joy drains out of the game!
SumoRugby
SumoRugby:
I guess the footballers who somehow strayed to rugby-related video have brought their "morals" with them.
To those who still don't get it: This is exactly what sets rugby apart. This is a sport where two teams beat the life out of each other (within the boundaries of the laws) only to shake hands and applaud one another after the final whistle. As opposed to a sport where a bunch of grease-haired prima donnas spit at each other, bite each other, embellish, and the only time they're being tough is when they're talking to the the refs.
the kid
the kid:
If u wanna get to know rugby more.. come to this guy and he's awesome channel😎 love from grey college #FreeState❤
Big Will
Big Will:
Love the honesty, G-man!
g0vinda54
g0vinda54:
Hey g man! Always watch your videos and comment here and there, can’t say I’ve ever agreed with you more, it’s a game, a great game that we love and you’ve summed it up perfectly, keep up the great work! 💪🏻💪🏻
Damian Keane
Damian Keane:
That's some wind outside! Great vid!!
Kyle Moana
Kyle Moana:
Well said G-Man. People feel ten foot tall and bulletproof when they are typing behind their screens. Respect is hard to earn, but can be lost in the blink of an eye. Before posting anything think to yourself, would i say this to the persons faces. If not then dont post it. Keep up the good rugby vids G-Man. Love seeing your videos in my youtube inbox.
Sam Renvyle
Sam Renvyle:
Perfectly said!!
Dry Weetbix
Dry Weetbix:
You took the words out my mouth ahah I love seeing respectful and competitive rugby!!
Nuku2156
Nuku2156:
You're right Gareth. Well said. Thank you.
Ngaru Kereopa
Ngaru Kereopa:
Respect ✊ nice 👍.
International Rugby is the best.
Ireland win, they have to stand up to the physicality,skill,mental fortitude,x factor.
Your right it’s just a game, long as the standards high, go all blacks👍
Joseph Fallon
Joseph Fallon:
Great point very well made sir!!
Finbarr Ryan
Finbarr Ryan:
Great video and message Gareth! Much love.
Jon Paul
Jon Paul:
It's the Aussies g man, they're trolling your videos 😂. There disguising themselves as kiwis.
Robert O'Riordan
Robert O'Riordan:
Well said Gareth, keep up the good work!
Connor MacPhail
Connor MacPhail:
Good vid Gareth 👍
thetroyzernator
thetroyzernator:
You should see some of the online chat rooms in Ireland before an interpro.

It would make you blush.
RUTHLESS POLICE OFFICER THAT PUTS YOU IN THE GROUND
RUTHLESS POLICE OFFICER THAT PUTS YOU IN THE GROUND:
Gareth Mason your so right. 🍻🍻🍺🍺Show respect...credit to all cheers
99waylon
99waylon:
You are the man Gareth! Love your work my man. Always look forward to your post
Meeean Azz
Meeean Azz:
*I LOVE THE BANTER!!* 💪🇳🇿

That's what keeps rivalry alive! But healthy, witty banter, not insults.

When I *first started commenting* I was guilty of insults. But don't anymore.

You show *your age* when there's insults!

Example, Joe Lyons will *shit* in your porch, as he couldn't handle me pointing out.
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gareth williams
gareth williams:
Right on brother. Whenever we NZ get beaten it's always by a team who really deserves the win . The end of year tours are going to be O for awsum.
Mojo Jojo
Mojo Jojo:
Great video ... right on the money .. let's all remember the players and the coaches all have the up most respect for each other ... after the game they have a beer and laugh together ... let's all get behind this !
Jude Mcc
Jude Mcc:
Well Said! Keep up the good work Gareth.
Doniedaff
Doniedaff:
Great video. You are a classy guy!
Dre Day
Dre Day:
Hey bro!! so true!! i saw an article of Eddie Jones saying how easy it is to beat the Boks, and i thought it was such a soccer thing to do the reason i love rugby is because of the respect! i hate soccer for the same reason! the respect! is appalling, My company sponsored a soccer event at primary school in cape town and this ref was like a middle aged man and he blew against the on team for something and these little grade 5s were in this ref face chirping him and i was disgusted! i feel like rugby fans are turning into soccer hooligans! i agree with you bro!
lorcan O'Reilly
lorcan O'Reilly:
I believe the 8 formation when Anthony Foley died and the presentation of the jersey by the maoiri show that respect between the two rugby nations is very much alive. As I always say NZ are the bar by which we all aspire to be but dosnt mean there invincible. There close 🤣
Shane Canning
Shane Canning:
90 percent off fans never even being to a game its the media socail media mostly
Lewis Clay
Lewis Clay:
I'm English bru, I'll support my team to the death, but always love the respect and passion of all teams, especially the books! Keep the rivalry and fun, but respect is the game. It's what makes it✌🏻️🙏🏻
Perm Ragged
Perm Ragged:
A great video, needed to be said. The core values of the RFU need to be spread more. Competition is good and being loyal to your team is amazing but respecting the game and the opponent is what separates us from other sports.
Micheal O Donnabhain
Micheal O Donnabhain:
Well said G-Man.
Chris Mouton
Chris Mouton:
Nice vid, G-Man. I fully agree with you, bro. There's loyalty to your country/team, but you got to give credit where it's due. Some people are just trolls looking for some attention. But I agree, show respect. Let's bring sportsmanship back to sport!
rugby fan
rugby fan:
Yes you are right my friend. From France. 😃
Carwyn J. Thomas
Carwyn J. Thomas:
Well said that man.
Trevor Roche
Trevor Roche:
GM you Are so Wright receipt for all teams
luke Halliwell
luke Halliwell:
The thing is when you mentioned about being 1 sided it's because it's obvious
St Mary’s RFC
St Mary’s RFC:
Gareth, please do a video on the Currie Cup!! This year has been awesome and I cant wait to watch the final between two great rugby provinces in WP and Sharks!!
Camcolito
Camcolito:
Good video. Sadly I think it's a function of the culture in a lot of places nowadays. Showing respect is taken to show 'weakness'. It's sad.
Halex Hamiora
Halex Hamiora:
What do we ask of our kids when there playing sports, win or lose,Toooooooo respect the game,the players,and more importantly, have fun,get it dun
Judith Albert
Judith Albert:
Love hearing from you and you make sense my man the only hate you should have is hate losing lol . you should be coaching my bro you have a great love for the game, go the bok go the black xxxxx :)
Eoghan Finnegan
Eoghan Finnegan:
Well said G-man 👍👍
April
April:
I get your frustration, that’s why I’m not on social media platforms like FB & Twitter. But it affects all areas, not just sport. I find channels or pages that set the standard high themselves, tend to attract other folks with similar mindsets. The 1014 is a great example, I never see nasty crap over there- maybe 2 or 3 times but it’s swiftly dealt with. Those guys focus on the actual rugby, unlike typical media, and it’s replicated in the comments. They never moan about refereeing, coaches silliness etc so neither do their followers. I think your position to remove anything that goes too far will prevent your channel attracting those kinds of people for the most part, you can reinforce that in your own videos and how you discuss the game too. Respect for players, coaches and crucially: refs, and then for each other as fans, will foster the kind of community you want to be in. Focus on the positive and you’ll attract more :)
Dean Flynn
Dean Flynn:
Come on Ireland
Brian
Brian:
I've always enjoyed a bit of rivalry and banter but you're absolutely right. Sometimes people go to far and it can spoil great moments in sport. Regardless as an Irishman I can't wait for the upcoming world cup. Keep up the great work Gareth.
Reuben Wilson
Reuben Wilson:
Every time the Highlanders and/or All Blacks lose, I give the other team credit for third effort, even if the team I was supporting team bottles a good leads against a team like the Waratahs. It doesn't give me any pleasure watching the teams I support lose, but respect to the stronger team on the night is important, to me at least.
john tumai
john tumai:
100% Agree Brother GeeMan. Opinions can always be respectful if the author writes as so. More reflective of the author than anything else, but very tiresome when people create arguments. They go nowhere and just ruin the channel.
Mark Gardiner
Mark Gardiner:
Good one
Donnee Mcalpine
Donnee Mcalpine:
well said G keep the good work
jj garvan
jj garvan:
Great video
Batcat
Batcat:
Can't we just agree that we all hate England.
DrivingMaul
DrivingMaul:
One of the big problems in society not just sports fans is that people have lost the difference between banter and just plain hateful comments. Also as a lot of it is through social media not said to someones face so we don't get the instant feedback of seeing the pain we have caused.

I think that the best thing we can do Gareth is to continue to lead by example and set the tone on our channels.
wibbers01
wibbers01:
I am a rugby fan, ergo as much I hate when my team loses, I recognise when my team genuine to lose to the other because they were better. Case in point, I'm a Wasps fan. Season before last we lost to Exeter Chiefs in extra time of the Premiership final. I respected the result even though I hated the result. In the pub later met an Exeter fan. I bought him a drink and and vice versa. Brought together by our love of rugby. Banter is fine but don't forget the camaraderie.
jmjdje
jmjdje:
Is it windy there??? I thought my bloody window was open!😄
Alexander
Alexander:
That Bulls vs Province match was sooooo good, as a Bulls fan I must admit that I am somewhat gutted, especially after such a big turn around. Big props to Western Province for that win though. I will be alongside you supporting the Sharks for the final as i’ve always had a soft spot for them.
Brian Cahill
Brian Cahill:
it's an early dress rehershal for the world cup,take what you can from it.....:}it's a good time to be living,looking forward to the world cup,resprect
Jack Darby
Jack Darby:
Great video thanks. I agree with you, fans need to be respectful and give credit where credit is due.
anotherluckyone
anotherluckyone:
Spot on G man! Unfortunately we live in a time when some high profile people are very disrespectful publicly. This dumbs down the culture world wide and it’s nice to see somebody standing up and making this point. A true fan of rugby loves to see great players and teams from wherever in the world and gives them the respect.
John Oxenham
John Oxenham:
I am looking forward to the end of year tour especially against Ireland and England this will be a good gauge on how good both teams and Japan will be good as well I suspect the hidden diamond (team) of the pool A in the RWC👍
andrew jordan
andrew jordan:
Well said mate
Kane Snow
Kane Snow:
am English I respect what Ireland new Zealand what they have achieved
Montague Hughes
Montague Hughes:
I agree with everything you say Gareth. I respect all rugby teams except Australia.
William
William:
Glad you brought this up Gareth because the banter does turn into hate sometimes. We need to take losing on the chin whatever the result. I think it's hard to review the game impartially when you are so passionate about your team and it's easy to fall into the trap of going back and forth with hate. Rugby has great values of respect which I think is unique and something to be proud of. Those values need to filter down to the fans on social media and talking about it is the only way to change those angry and hateful posts into the friendly banter Rugby is known for. Go the All Blacks.
Ra Tawhiti
Ra Tawhiti:
Only true Rugby Fans respect the greatness of the game!
Fionn O'Gorman
Fionn O'Gorman:
I totally agree people need to give credit and respect where it is due
Warren M
Warren M:
Great point you are making here though I think it says more about social media than the rugby fraternity. Some keyboard warriors just wanna summarise their views quickly and in a few keystrokes. No room for nuance at all. Subtlety out. Disrespect in. Well said Gareth.
Peace Love
Peace Love:
Totally agree with you G-Man. Our legends in S.Africa like Bokkies Botha, de Villiers, Matfield etc... They truly love the game and showed immense respect wether they won or not. Thanks bro
John Dawkins
John Dawkins:
Respect that's an old word these days respect is missing on the field and with the fans. One guy here called the Australian arrogant we celebrated as if we one the world cup when we beat then in Japan last week, it was only a dead rubber. Do you think the coaches tell them "guys take it easy its only a dead rubber against Australia", no respect there. Do these guys stop to think what they go through when get beaten week after week like we have in recent times, of course not, the haters are alive and active every team is at different development stages particular for UK and Australia that play more then one winter sport respect that means nothing to people these days. Good on you Gareth for raising this issue.
ann johnson
ann johnson:
Nigel Owens spoke abt this because he's in close to the players....it's sad ....fans r so passionate they know their teams work so hard to get where they are....one of the great core values is respect some have not been taught this....losing the sportsmanship of rugby ...can destroy the game !!
Big Will
Big Will:
A lot of people talk smack and a specific type of ABs supporter will talk them up and trash the opposing team. They're also the type that will trash their own team when they lose! Having said that, there's a lot of trash talking in the comments sections and I don't pay too much attention to it. If there's a lot of swearing, I simply avoid the comment altogether.
I love rugby as a whole and I love watching rugby regardless. I love when the ABs win but I also like the Wallabies as I have lived in Australia for 10 years. Rugby is a great game and you'll get the good supporters and the yobbo supporter! Avoid the yobbos and support team through thick and thin.
WoodyJim
WoodyJim:
Real fans love the game first Gareth. Take Ireland and Wales or Scotland. Fierce rivals, no quarter given as it should be.
When the games are over hands are shaken... out of respect.
Some fans need to learn this. Booing the kicker is another sign of this during the games, nothing sporting there in some contests. This is bad for the game imo and needs to be stamped out also.
Ayanda veli
Ayanda veli:
Garerh.. you'll never win this war bacause some people are just mindless and childish. They don't have the respect that you speak about. They even cross the line and insult other countries. There are always gonna be a few rotten Apples.
hikurukutai
hikurukutai:
Gman it's gonna be good Ireland are good your right the ABZ respect every team they play it hurts when ABZ lose go hard Ireland it's better to lose now that at wc cheers
Jacques Lewis
Jacques Lewis:
Ireland can beat New Zealand, although it will take a Herculean effort on their part. The Springboks were firing on all cylinders and they barely beat the All Blacks on their home ground.
Tane Gurnick
Tane Gurnick:
It seems windy there lol. I thought this was about the players. You are talking about trolls. Trolls are a bad representation of fans. Come on Gareth. In reality they would be respectful, its because they are behind a screen and are seeking a response
Marcus Ty
Marcus Ty:
I totally agree mate, rugby is a gentlemans game!, who ever wins the game deserves respect no matter where the team is from, and I have a big respect for you Gareth, keep it up bro!
Catherine and Paul Futers
Catherine and Paul Futers:
Great video, Gareth!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What people should try to remember is that when you support a rugby team you also represent that team! Before making a comment just ask yourself if your team would like the way that comment represents them on what is an international forum! Would your team like to be seen as arrogant, spiteful and bigoted or would they prefer to be represented as confident, sportsmanlike and respectful? And then think how you want to be seen yourself.

The great thing about rugby is that smaller nations are able to pull off great results against bigger ones. Saying that it can never happen is just plain daft. I have been supporting Scotland for nearly 40 years and I love it when English fans and media say that we can never beat them because that sort of arrogance always leads to a massive Scottish victory. There is a saying; 'Pride comes before a Fall', that is very true in Rugby.

This set of November Internationals will be the closest for a long time with all teams facing some unexpected challenges. Good luck to all...


... except the Welsh on the 3rd and the 'Boks on the 17th of course ;-)
Hori state OF MIND
Hori state OF MIND:
The boks is playing good rugby at the moment, Watch out for that world cup
Michael Ashley
Michael Ashley:
So true! I was watching All Blacks vs S.A. when we ( AB's ) lost and I was sitting next to a fellow kiwi who was absolutely bashing Bodean Barret and the Auckland prop Tu'ungafasi and being so horrid with his comments. We almost ended up in a fist fight because I was fed up with him putting our beloved side down. I told him he was a terrible All Blacks supporter and only wanted to support a winning team instead of being supportive in defeat and congratulating the better side on the night.

We shook hands in the end but he still couldn't see the problem. I won't repeat the words he used, but when I was visiting America I went to a NFL game and despite watching the Broncos lose their fans still loved and adored their team. I don't know where this self hating has come from but it is ugly. If we lose, its not a bad thing, and how amazing would the people of south Africa feel beating the All Blacks, it lifts the spirit of their great nation.

Good subject and Thank you Gareth
sebbe von
sebbe von:
Facts
Ernie Tarling
Ernie Tarling:
Spot on Gareth.One of the most respectful and moving things I've ever seen was Jonah's visit to see Joost, a year before Jonah died. Alas, they are both gone now, but that was the true camaraderie and respect that rugby can engender better than almost anything else.
Rusty
Rusty:
Never thought it went missing??
Igor Ocash
Igor Ocash:
I'm a Yank, and played Rugby Union at university for two different club sides - 50 years ago. It was pitiful quality Rugby play, but we had lots of ex-pats teaching us and helping us along: guys from England, Australia, and NZ all in the states for various reasons. We got a bit better. It was big fun. It was and is all about respect. Even 50 years ago, all those men from outside the U.S. playing and coaching us were respectful. Great times, Great fun. Lots of respect between sides after a match. That was a featured part of our coaching. I admire all the international sides, and sometimes find myself cheering whichever side happens to have the ball in an international match...
Neil Olsen
Neil Olsen:
Good job Gareth and well said. Like most people it's our passion for the game as a whole and the core values of sportsmanship that are its bedrock that makes our game the glorious spectacle it is, especially at Test level. The Ireland/All Black game is a huge treat for all of us in a few weeks whoever we support and should be celebrated as the showpiece event between two great sides that it is. In fairness to All Black and Irish supporters I had the good fortune to be at the game in Chicago when Ireland created a bit of history. However, there was no animosity between the 64,000 All Black and Irish fans both during and after the game in the bars across town. Instead everyone accepted that they had witnessed a great game of rugby and a bit of history being made. A small minority from both sides will always go for the windup factor, as sounding boards like this give them the perfect opportunity. However, in the bonhomie of the pub after a classic Test these people get drowned out by the roar of good natured banter and respect between supporters from both sides. Long may such mutual respect live on!
The Man 121
The Man 121:
Yes. You are right gareth. You are so true.
Jade Ponga
Jade Ponga:
Bokkie!!! I totally agree with you. You must know I am a proud and avid AB supporter. But YES!! I also give kudos to other Rugby Nations! When the Boks had to make transitions with regards to selections. That took 3 coaches to get that formula right. And how we both were reluctant about how the Boks won in Wellington. But I have my reserves about the Northern Hemisphere tour. And this will make good stead for how all 3 Southern hemisphere Nations prepare for RWC19.
Kurt Dixon
Kurt Dixon:
Great stuff Gareth!! People need to keep their personal issues out....thats where the hate comes from...the thing is if any team is number 1 then they number one. S.A. can also make a host of reasons why we not number 1 blah blah but we not and doing something about it. Respect! Gareth!
Mariachi San Patricio
Mariachi San Patricio:
Well needed topic.. Always a pleasure to hear your reviews Gareth. From a Mexican-Irish rugby fan..
Craig Hurlstone
Craig Hurlstone:
Completely agree, respect comes from within, I believe you need to respect yourself before you can respect another, the same goes for your team, if your disrespecting another team essenccily you doing the same to your own team.
First Name Last Name
First Name Last Name:
this reminds me when madosh tambwe scored 4 tries against the stormers, kiwi supporters were all saying "yeah but it was against a south african team so hes not that good" yet they allowed themselves to go apeshit when ben lam scored 4 tries against the lions