Ireland made much harder work of Saturday's Six Nations assignment against Italy in Rome, but eventually emerged 14 point winners, thanks in no small part to the brilliance of Mack Hansen on the wing.
Hansen contributed two tries to Ireland's 34-20 win at the Stadio Olimpico, after a nervy performance which saw Italy put up a serious fight.
The Connacht wing was understandably chosen as the Six Nations man of the match for his performance, but he was left red-faced after accidentally letting out an F-bomb during his chat with RTÉ.
Mack Hansen launches all-time F-bomb in Rome
Mack Hansen displayed a cool head on the pitch during a tense game in Rome for Ireland on Saturday, but he appeared altogether more frenzied in his post-match interview.
When discussing Ireland's upcoming assignment in Edinburgh against high-flying Scotland, Hansen accidentally bumped into the microphone stand, nearly knocking it over. His subsequent foul-mouthed exclamation - and immediate fulsome apology - were sporting TV gold.
Mack Hansen with an “Oh Fuck!” live on RTÉ! #6Nations #ITAvIRE pic.twitter.com/xPGTuv62Y5
— Bobby (@bobbysands81) February 25, 2023
We haven't thought about it that much it's been all about this week. But that's going to be a tough one away. I haven't played at Murrayfield yet, so fingers crossed I can make that - oh, fuck! OH, PARDON! PARDON! Pardon...
The manner in which Hansen recoiled away from the microphone and tried his best to salvage the situation was nearly as funny as the initial slip of the tongue, and he and the RTÉ broadcast team were able to laugh off the incident.
Andy Farrell will also be hoping that Hansen is available in two weeks time in Edinburgh, with Ireland continuing their push towards a Grand Slam with their third win from three in Rome - though he may need to carry out a small bit more media training in the meantime.