Ma'a Nonu is renowned for looking like a wrecking ball on the rugby field but after a short chat with referee Wayne Barnes in last night's Champions Cup encounter, he resembled more a of scolded schoolboy.
Midway through the second half of Toulon's match against Scarlets, tempers were beginning to boil over as the Scarlets defence were penalised multiple times near their try-line.
It led to Barnes blowing his whistle to talk to Scarlets captain Ken Owens but before he could begin the conversation, Nonu interjected with his own opinion.
"That's a yellow ref!"
Barnes immediately dismissed Nonu so he could speak with Owens but warned him he would come back to him shortly.
After issuing a warning to Owens to talk to his team about their discipline, Barnes immediately called in Nonu for a quick telling-off and another warning.
"Let's make it really clear," Barnes started off.
"You come and ask for a yellow card, you'll get one. Understand?"
Nonu quickly agreed before muttering something under his breathe after Barnes walked off.
Scarlets went on to win the tight contest 30-27.
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