Louis Rees-Zammit scored Wales’ very first check out in a 28-8 acquire around Portugal – and channelled his internal-Cristiano Ronaldo in celebration.
The Dragons have been envisioned to trounce Portugal in their Rugby Globe Cup team stage match, but the Iberian country mustered a decent battle.
Taking part in in their first-ever Planet Cup, defeat was constantly heading to be tough to prevent, but Portugal did not disgrace them selves in opposition to the 2019 semi-finalists.
Even so, they conceded a check out after just 8 minutes when Jac Morgan identified Rees-Zammit in house on the wing.
The Gloucester star gathered up Morgan’s kick right before grabbing the opening test to set the Welsh up for victory.
But to genuinely rub salt in the wounds, Rees-Zammit then celebrated in the exact design as Portugal icon Ronaldo, pulling out his legendary ‘Siu’ celebration.
Ronaldo is arguably the biggest sportsperson Portugal have at any time generated and is, without the need of a question, a legend in soccer.
He retains the history for the most intercontinental targets in men’s soccer, having scored 123 times for the Selecao.
And the 38-calendar year-previous has also won the Ballon d’Or 5 occasions, as effectively as many Champions League titles.
Portugal, although, were being not ideal delighted soon after being mocked, with Leigh Halfpenny changing the subsequent consider.
Rees-Zammit has been tipped to be a person of the youthful stars of the World Cup this calendar year and there are not lots of who can hold up with the 22-calendar year-old.
The winger has previously produced 25 caps for Wales – scoring 11 attempts – and is renowned for his searing pace and amazing energy.
And he is just one of various starlets in the Cymru clan, alongside with Morgan, Taine Basham and Christ Tshiunza.
Next their crucial 32-26 win about Fiji in their opening team stage match, Wales are perfectly-positioned to progress to the knockout spherical.
A get in excess of Australia up coming would firmly set them at the best of Team A going into their past match versus Ga.