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After shocking loss, a Welsh rugby player gave his Player of the Match medal to Italian foe in moving show of sportsmanship

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Italy's Ange Capuozzo receives medal from Josh Adams of Wales.
Italy's Ange Capuozzo receives medal from Josh Adams of Wales.
  • Italy shocked Wales in Six Nations rugby, ending a 36-match winless drought.
  • Josh Adams of Wales gave his Player of the Match medal to Italy's Ange Capuozzo and the pair hugged.
  • Voting for the award was done before Italy had completed their comeback win.

Italy shocked Wales in the Six Nations Championship, but the best moment of the match came as the Italians were celebrating.

Edoardo Padovani scored a try in the final two minutes to complete the comeback and give the Italians their first Six Nations win since 2015. The upset ended a 36-match losing streak.

Josh Adams of Wales was named Player of the Match despite the loss. Voting for the award was conducted before the end of the match and before Italy had finished its comeback.

In an incredible display of sportsmanship, Adams approached Italy's Ange Capuozzo after the match and handed him the medal. Capuozzo had set up the winning score for Italy.

Capuozzo looked shocked at first, but after taking the medal, the pair embraced in a hug. 

 

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