Ruan Pienaar dealt rugby's 'respect the kicker' custom a considerable blow this weekend by inviting a deafening chorus of whistles and boos in securing victory for Montpellier away to Clermont this weekend.
Clermont led until a dramatic 78th-minute try by Nemani Nadolo, leaving Montpellier a point down with two minutes to go. Ruan Pienaar found himself standing over the conversion, and elected to exploit the rules to ensure his side won.
He lingered over the kick for as long as he was allowed to, thereby narrowing Clermont's opportunity of clawing themselves back into the game from the restart.
Watch it below:
Poor sportsmanship or fair play? ?
Montpellier scrum-half Ruan Pienaar ensuring he uses the full 90 seconds as his side beat Clermont this weekend.
— Rugby Lives (@RugbyLives) January 29, 2018
The result puts Montpellier top of the league, while it may be a mortal blow to Clermont's hopes of making the top six and qualifying for the playoffs.