Posted on June 19, 2019
By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter
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When we see athletes win the crown achievement of their respective sports, we typically see then hoisting their championship trophy above their heads, kissing it, or in the case of the Stanley Cup, drinking from it. This is the case for MOST sports, but apparently not rugby. Following Toulouse’s victory over Clermont in the Top 14 final, star player Romain Ntamack used the Bouclier de Brennus trophy to go skimboarding. The size of the trophy certainly lends itself to this use, but we imagine the saltwater isn’t great for the hardware. This was the team’s first win since 2012, so they’ve been going all out with the celebrations – clearly.
Romain Ntamack a surfé avec le bouclier de Brennus et c’est la meilleure utilisation qui ait été faite de ce trophée. pic.twitter.com/BbWxXFEYlW— Anouk Espiasse-Cabau (@anoukspsscb) June 18, 2019
Translation: Romain Ntamack surfed with the Brennus Shield and this is the best use that has been made of this trophy.
We asked the fans recently what they’d like the FCFL trophy to look like – should it be traditional, or should it be something completely crazy and designed by the fans? But we want to know where the fans stand on treatment of the trophy. Do you care if the players drink or eat from it? Do you care if they take it out to a club after winning it, only to get covered with champagne (we imagine)? Or do you want the players to treat it with the utmost respect, and far, far away from the beach? Let us know!