It had seemed the 2020 Six Nations would be remembered as the Six Nations that was disrupted by the coronavirus. But then Joe Marler went and grabbed Alun Wyn Jones's crotch right in front of a cameraman, breaking the internet in the process.
After the game the Wales captain was asked for his thoughts on being fondled by the England front row.
"I've got 138 Tests for my country. If I react, I get a red card. It's tough, isn't it?
"Hopefully World Rugby have a look at it. Joe's a good bloke, lots of things happen on a rugby field.
"It's difficult as a captain these days because you can't speak to a ref about anything, it feels.
"I look at the touch judge. Obviously he didn't see what happened, and that's fine."There's a lot of footage that has been shown. It seems like a lot of supporters saw what happened.
"It's very frustrating that we talk a lot about TMOs (television match officials) and footage reviews, yet there doesn't seem to be a lot of it happening."
Here's video of that presser:
🏉 Alun Wyn Jones on the Marler incident pic.twitter.com/YleT7Cw1VL
— BBC Sport Wales (@BBCSportWales) March 7, 2020
The rules of rugby forbid grabbing an opponent's testicles and Marler could face a suspension of anywhere from 12-24 weeks.
— Scrum365 (@Scrum365) March 7, 2020
This morning, Gareth Thomas has apologised for saying on TV that he would have extended his rugby career if penis grabbing was more widespread in the sport.
To the VERY small minority of people who were offended by my comment yesterday I apologise. I tried to find humour in a situation-that doesn’t mean I condone it, it means I wanted it to not be an issue. So don’t change the narrative to justify how you feel.❤️Be kind❤️
— Gareth Thomas (@gareththomas14) March 8, 2020